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October 29, 2012

Ex-Holmes County supervisor sentenced

JACKSON, Miss. —  

Former Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has been sentenced to six months in prison and seven months of house arrest for submitting false invoices to get county money for his own use.

Cobbins had faced a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. His sentence will be followed by three years on supervised release. He also was ordered to pay almost $27,000 in restitution.

The indictment alleged that Cobbins, of Lexington, carried out a scheme to defraud the county by submitting false invoices and requisitions to the county and converting the money to his own personal use.

 

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