Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ten Years for Ripping Off Mom

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.

Steven Adkins of Madison will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to spending his mother’s money instead of paying her medical bills.

Adkins, 62, was sentenced Monday to 10 years on one felony count of exploitation of a vulnerable person by Madison County Circuit Court Judge William Chapman. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found that Adkins depleted his mother’s funds in excess of $30,000 between March and December 2017. The AG’s Office investigation showed that instead of paying for his mother’s care, Adkins made numerous cash withdrawals from her account and spent that money on himself.

“As a son who has cared for his own parents, it is beyond angering that a person would selfishly abuse that trust and responsibility,” General Hood said.

Judge Chapman ran this sentence consecutive to an eight year sentence Adkins is already serving on an unrelated drug charge, totaling 18 years in prison.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Katie Moulds and investigated by Joel Houston, both with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.


Bitzi Mickers said...


Once again AG Hood lands a truly big fish while the Federales bust the real corruption inside of Mississippi.

I'm Jim Hood and I approve this message said...

“As a son who has cared for his own parents, it is beyond angering that a person would selfishly abuse that trust and responsibility,” General Hood said.

How gubernatorial of him.

Hurst'd Done Better said...

Yawn, snore. Who cares! Sounds like an inner family squabble. So we got Shadrock and now AG Billy Bob Hood fighting for relevancy like a fresh new blonde in an Oxford bar. Sad!

Anonymous said...

Screw Lootenant Hood and his self serving statement. As an officer of the court, his emotional comments are entirely out of place. Hood no doubt stopped at KFC a hundred times on his parents' credit card between Jackson and wherever he lives. Appears that way anyway.

“As a son who has cared for his own parents, it is beyond angering that a person would selfishly abuse that trust and responsibility,” General Hood said.

Anonymous said...

i remember this junkie from high school at callaway. he was a lowlife even then. he also got his mother to do a reverse mortgage on her home , the proceeds of which he stole as well.

Anonymous said...

to 1;41pm........ hoods office does a doggone good job putting away junkie con artists like this guy, who prey on their own mothers. the feds however have much more firepower in terms of resources, statutes, jurisdiction and know how, to prosecute the likes of epps, lamar adams and other con artists who orchestrate crimes that span the entire country . so lay off mr know it all.

Anonymous said...

to the wise ass at 2:33.... an 'inter family squabble" make me wanna puke. wait till you are the victim of some thing like this . then we will see what tune you sing. republican rednecks just spewing hate towards hood.

Anonymous said...

to the other wise ass at 3:58pm......."his emotional comments are entitly out of place"......please,,,,,, whats the matter ? you cant stand the truth? go back home to your moma with your juvenile allegations about kentucky fried chicken.

coffee and cornbread said...

the first four commenters for this thread really need a hug.

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember that Hood made a statement where he refused to prosecute Dicky Scruggs because that would be like prosecuting "family". Hood did not refer to Judge Lackey, who is the judge that Dicky Scruggs was convicted of attempted to bribe, as "family". Or Balduccii. Or Joey Langston. Or Ed Peters.

So there is that.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood is waste-deep in the corruption that is Mississippi government....he openly engages in cherry picking who and when to prosecute....and then only the ones who have no connections to the Mississippi power structure that is the "family" he actually protects. NOW he's decided to run for higher office on a platform that he "cares" so much for the people of Mississippi. Scumbag Mississippi politician = Jim Hood.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Adkins is going to prison.
I agree with the AG that it is horrible to steal from your parent.
And I dismiss the rest of the comment( excepting the offer of hugs) as coming from petty people who suck the air out of any room they enter.

I'm All For Family.. said...

7:42 is right. Hood is all about family. And Dickie is family. Then there's Hood's family of favored lawyers to whom he (and his predecessor alike) dishes lucrative cases.

Anonymous said...

" is beyond angering...", General Hood said.

We don't elect a prosecutor to respond to his anger and other emotions. The goofballs (above) who admire Hood for his anger are the same people attacking Justice Kavanaugh for his emotional response to attempted crucifixion.

Anonymous said...

I fear that 7:49 AM has a chronic case of political COPD.

Anonymous said...

With a surname of "Hood," what do you expect? LOL.

The AG's position in every state is political. They almost all cherry pick cases to further their climb up the political ladder. Usually it is AG>governor>U.S. senator>...

Anonymous said...

a junkie steals everything his mother has leaving her destitute. hoods office investigates the case, gets and indicment, and the junkie ends up pleading guilty to a lengthy prison sentence. nice work, huh? then, a bunch of clowns on JJ cant do anything other than hate on the AG. if you follow that reasoning, i guess you feel sorry for the junkie con artist who robbed his own mother. if you feel so sorry for that junkie , call MDOC and ask if you can check him out of prison, take him home with you and care for him for the next 18 years. i dont see any of you loudmouths with you wild accusations doing that.

Anonymous said...

You've provided no reasoning to follow.

Anonymous said...

Come on, people! This is Campaign Posturing 101 and you all know it - or you should.

Yes, Adkins is a sleaze for stealing from his mother, but it's not like he's Public Enemy Number One. Still here comes Hood, the crusading white knight, publicly pronouncing his prosecution of this small-time miscreant and his heartstring-tugging crime, while not-so-tacitly bragging about how Jim himself takes care of his parents.

Those of you who aren't in the Conway Twitty Fan Club HAVE to be more astute than this.

Anonymous said...

That's all Hood has ever done is go after small time thieves and Robert Shuler-Smith. #RememberJackson2019

Anonymous said...

face it. the only reason you people bash the AG is because he has a D next to his name and hes not a lapdog for your hillbilly governor.

Anonymous said...

to9;05am nov 1.... nobody except your green teeth self laughs at you jokes.

Anonymous said...

10:44am - you are 100% bullshit. I think Mr. Potato Head is an total empty suit who brings nothing to the table and only got to the LtGov rank because of circumstances. He has an R next to his name, bonehead. You can kiss my backside, loser.

Doesn't change the fact that Conway Twitty is using this minor bust to pump himself up and brag about how he takes care of his Momma...awwwwwww!

Hood vs Reeves - regardless of the winner, Mississippi loses.

Anonymous said...

Many people piss and moan that law enforcement is not putting crooks in jail.
Then they piss and moan when a crook does get put in jail.

Anonymous said...

i guess im just an ole cotton chopper who eats turnip greens 12 times a week.... but somebody please explain to me why all the hood bashers on this thread object to the AG prosecuting criminals like the junkie con artist who is the subject of this thread.

Vote for Jim - He takes care of his momma. said...

Dear cotton chopper and all the other Hood lovers who are pretending that the issue is with prosecuting a guy who deserves jail:

Let's go slowly so you can all keep up.

This guy deserves to go to jail. Period. No one suggests he shouldn't. OK? Point one.

With all that is going on in the state of Mississippi, a guy who took money from his mother, while reprehensible (that means "bad"), is small potatoes. Point two.

However, the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer in the state, chose to focus on this one little guy rather than other people who are harming a greater number of citizens and causing more severe harm. Point three.

He took the opportunity to brag about how he takes care of his parents in a press release about taking down this penny ante bad guy. Point four.

So why the disgust? Because Hood is running for governor and is using the communication arm of his office as a campaign tool. Is that clear, mister self-proclaimed cotton chopper? It's like the chief of police ignoring all the murders in Jackson this year and putting out a press release that he has caught and prosecuted a guy who graffitied his mother's house.

"Oh, well you just want graffiti all over the city! You must be a racist who supports FEEEEEL!"

Anonymous said...

to 3:13pm,,, you left out point 5.......... hood has not announced his candidacy for governor. public official and public offices often communicate with the public as to what they are doing. a' campaign tool'? the only tool on this thread is you. as for the' penny ante bad guy' that junkie stole $ 250,000 from his mother and then tried to hire a hit man to kill the person who turned him in. hardly penny ante. you watch , he gonna be indicted again for contract murder. then you can hate on the AG some more. that should really make you day an give you something else to do.

Anonymous said...

9:08 has posted on this thread at least six times. Maybe eight. I lost count.

Anonymous said...

502, point 6. Yes, Hood has announced his candidacy for Governor. You evidently have been asleep at the wheel for too long.

Point 7. The AG is not the statewide prosecutor. The local DA's job is to prosecute cases such as thos. But Hood likes to jump in occasionally and claim credit for cases like this that he thinks will give him good press, ignoring the fact that it's not his job.

Anonymous said...

to 8:41am ,,,,,, the AG prosecutes vulnerable adult cases statewide because they have and entire division at the AGs office dedicated to it. local D As routinely defer to them. only in the 3nd world republic[an] of mississippi will one be criticized for doing a good job protecting the elderly.

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