GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Attorney General Jim Hood says there
will be a second trial against former Washington County tax
collector Patricia Lee.
The first trial ended Friday when a jury deadlocked on a verdict
against Lee, who was arrested in December and charged with
willfully making fraudulent statements and representations with the
intent to defraud the government.
An indictment alleged Lee and her clerks would place car tag
purchasers in a cheaper tax district, thereby providing a discount
on car tags and reducing the tax revenue paid to the state.
During the trial, Johnnie Walls, the defense attorney,
acknowledged the tax collector's office had issued the illegal tags
but denied that Lee was responsible.
Hood says the new trial date hasn't been set.
Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com