Thursday, April 10, 2014

Morgan Shands & his sister Rachel Shands Buser indicted

A Bolivar County grand jury indicted Morgan Shands and his sister for  embezzling over $613,834 for "his own use" from the Mississippi Delta American Legion Post  #1776.  Mr. Shands and Rachel Sands Buser were charged with two counts of embezzlement.  Mr. Shands is the former campaign manager for then-Lieutenant Governor candidate Billy Hewes.

The Secretary of State ordered him to repay $370,116 in February after it determined he embezzled the money as well. Earlier post

Here is the indictment (Credit to Sun-Herald):


Anonymous said...

Well now, something different to read about besides the Jackson Mayor's race and the continuing garbage "race to the gutter" race between young Chris and 'Ol Thad calling each other racists, neo-confederates, white-pride event goers etc. etc. etc. Nothing like a little stealing by a politically connected in the land of cotton to spark some attention...

Anonymous said...

What did Shands connection to Hughes have to do with the embezzlement?

Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

Morgan Shands also worked for Mike Moore as Director of Consumer Fraud at the AG's office in the mid 1990s. He also worked for Mike Chaney, and the State Auditor Stacey Pickering. He was under contract as a lawyer over Katrina Fraud. Why wasn't his wife indicted for conspiracy over the money she was paid and didn't work for?

Anonymous said...

Who were the other officers in the 501(c)3 non-profit set up under the American Legion?

Anonymous said...

Morgan's nephew is now working for Mayor Billy Hewes in Gulfport. And Shands owns a liquor store in Bay St. Louis1 Wonder where his capital came from the finance the inventory?

Anonymous said...

It's important to note that he never lived in nor had any connection to Cleveland. It's not a Bolivar County story. Get your shit straight.

Anonymous said...

Why do I get feeling this will flower as a story?

Anonymous said...

Bingo Baby was certainly in Cleveland. Wonder if Mike Moore will represent his old buddy?

Anonymous said...

It's the story of a pecker-head criminal who was well connected. The fact that the VFW Post is in Cleveland is sorta coincidental. It's not like he's a 'Cleveland Criminal'. He's a hemorrhoid hanging from the entire state's ass.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the Secretary of State's website - Mississippi Delta american Legion Post # 1776 was registered 2/10/2000. This has been going on for a long time! Look at the names! It stinks to high heaven, The Feds need to come in here and clean up this mess - not just go back to 2008?

Anonymous said...

Did any of this money ever make it to Boy's State? Maybe, maybe not - but it sure looks like it bought inventory for a liquor store in Bay St. Louis! Wonder what Stacey Pickering is thinking about his traveling buddy now? This was going on while Shands was working for the Department of Audit. Speaks well of our State Auditor! It's about time for Pickering to have another fundraiser at either Joe Cloyd's or Scott Walker's house on the beach.

Anonymous said...

I was at American Legion Boys State at Delta State in Cleveland in 2001. Two of the main guys running the show were Morgan Shands and Steve Guyton (who is the registered agent for this scam on the Secretary of State paperwork.

Anonymous said...

3:28, you must not follow politics all that much.

Anonymous said...

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Jackson is rising off the charts and we’re going to have a conference of that name too. That’d be a good time for people to come down and see what we’re doing, in May 2014. Come on down and participate.

"The most phenomenal migration in our time is probably to Atlanta where 500,000 black people moved in a 10-year period from 1985 to ’95. Once we get that many moving here to Mississippi, then you will be dealing with the next formation, you can put it that way, one which will be solidly behind revolutionary change and development."

That would be transformational. The degrees of kushness would be increased dramatically all across the region.

Anonymous said...

Somethins gotta be did about this shit!

Anonymous said...

Now here is yet another connection to embezzlement tied to Billy Boy Hewes. His brother-in-law was indicted in the DMR scandal. And now you say another Hewes contact has bit the dust???? Wonder if they are going to make it the the head honcho???? We'll have to wait and see I guess. I bet butts are clenching double time!

Anonymous said...

Brennan Shands, Morgan's son, attended Boys State this year and was awarded a college scholarship funded by Mississippi Delta American Legion Post 1776. Doesn't Morgan Shands owe that post over $300, 000? How much more is he going to take?

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