The attorney general's office wants a judge
to name the Jones County chancery clerk as receiver for Sunset
Gardens Memorial Park cemetery in Laurel.
Special Assistant Attorney General Camala Wyatt said in
documents filed this past week in chancery court that someone must
maintain custody and control over the cemetery.
A judge hasn't ruled on the request.
Wyatt said the cemetery owners should be permanently prohibited
from transferring or disposing of any real or personal property
connected with the cemetery.
Wyatt said the owners also should pay restitution to people who
paid for services that were not provided and be fined the maximum
civil penalty of $10,000 per violation of the Mississippi Consumer
Local residents had complained to the attorney general's office
about problems with burial agreements with Sunset Gardens.