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Escrow case sent to Lamar Co. Chancery Court

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A case involving missing money from an escrow fund will now be taken up in a chancery court.

Judge R. I. Pritchard of the 15th Circuit Court District told Attorney Reid Stanford and the defendants that their case will be better served in the Lamar County Chancery Court. 

Stanford, who was president of Mississippi Real Estate Closings offices, is accused of mishandling escrow funds.

After failing to deposit $100,000 dollars in the Lamar County Circuit Court in February, he was given two additional weeks to comply. However, Stanford was not able to deposit the money.

The defendants will have 30 days to add any additional parties to the dispute.  Stanford's side will have 15 days.  Both sides of the dispute declined to comment on camera.

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