Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bennie's Brother-in-law indicted

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following press release:

Mound Bayou Mayor Indicted, Demand Issued

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Mound Bayou Mayor Kennedy Johnson has been indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a Bolivar County Grand Jury.

Johnson, 51, was booked by Special Agents of the Office of the State Auditor and Bolivar County Sheriff Deputies, and issued a civil demand by OSA Agents in the amount of $17,345.83. The demand includes the amount allegedly embezzled, along with interest and cost of recovery.

Johnson is accused of embezzling funds and property from the City of Mound Bayou. Johnson is believed to have embezzled funds by purchasing televisions for his restaurant, J&W Smokehouse, and receiving undocumented expense reimbursements. He is also alleged to have embezzled property by removing two air conditioner compressor units and a three-compartment stainless steel sink from the Mound Bayou Head Start Center which was owned by the City of Mound Bayou and placing them at J&W Smokehouse.

“Public corruption hurts communities, ruins lives, and robs taxpayers,” Pickering said. “This case is yet another example of a public official whom we believe enriched himself while stealing from the taxpayers. I thank our Special Agents for their hard work on this investigation.”

Specially appointed Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders is handling the case on behalf of the state.

Johnson served as Mayor of Mound Bayou from 2001 through 2013.

KF note: Mr. Johnson is the Brother-in-law of Congressman Bennie Thompson. 


Anonymous said...

Bet the IRS and FBI are not a part of this. Benny steals this much daily.

Throw Away The Key said...

Since Holder has just resigned, who will fly into Memphis and take a limo down to Mount Bye-You with Bennie and Jesse? This is obviously racist.

Anonymous said...

It's not like Benny resigned on Monday and his brother-in-law was indicted on Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

The Head Start center was paid for by federal dollars from USDA. This might also make federal investigation a possibility.

Won't see this in the JFP said...


Anonymous said...

He'll get a pass......

Anonymous said...

When the mayor of Winstonville,which is a stone's throw from Mound Bayou, was indicted there was a protest march from Mound Bayou up Highway 16 to Cleveland to protest the injustice and the "racist news media coverage." Mayor Milton Tutwiler was quoted as saying he would get "the bloods and the crips" involved if necessary. Bennie was one of the speakers at the gathering at the Bolivar County Courthouse where the marchers gathered.
Mr. Tutwiler died in jail. Shelby's Mayor Robert Patton, which is also just a few miles from Mound Bayou, also served prison time for having illegal gambling machines in his businesses and attempting to bribe the police chief to tip him off when the state authorities were coming to town.
Corruption all around.

Anonymous said...

I imagine there is good reason the state is prosecuting. DA didn't want anything to do with this and I imagine no judge will either.

Anonymous said...

7:18 PM, I see what you did there. Trent Lott, for those who didn't catch it.

Anonymous said...

Kennuf says, "Ole lawd, another Mayor down".

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