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Boltons denied acquittal, new trial

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Former Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton and his wife Linda have been denied their request for an acquittal and new trial.

The ruling was issued Friday afternoon by District Judge Keith Starrett, regarding their Sept. 15, 2016, conviction for attempted tax evasion and filing false tax returns.

“After considering the submissions of the parties, the record, and the applicable law, the court finds that these motions are not well taken and should be denied,” Starrett said. 

Charles was convicted on four counts of tax evasion, not guilty on one count of tax evasion and guilty on all five counts related to filing a false tax return.

Linda was convicted on five counts of filing a false tax return and not guilty on one count of tax evasion, with a “no verdict” or mistrial being declared on the remaining four.

“Therefore, because none of the defendants’ arguments show that a ‘miscarriage of justice’ has occurred or that ‘the evidence preponderates heavily against the verdict,’ the court will deny the motions for acquittal to the extent that they ask for a new trial,” Starrett said in his order.

Regarding the points made in Judge Starrett’s motion, the government met its burden of proof to the jury on the John Lee checks, Charles and Linda Bolton's role in the actions, and the knowledge of the crimes and money not being listed as income from capital contributions, goods or services.

Charles and Linda Bolton are set to be sentenced on Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. by Judge Starrett at the William M. Colmer Federal Building and United States Courthouse.

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