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Operation pretense : the FBI's sting on county corruption in Mississippi

Author: James R Crockett
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2003.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Crockett
ISBN: 1578064961 9781578064960
OCLC Number: 49699417
Description: xvii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Timeline of Significant Events Related to Operation Pretense --
The Operation Pretense Investigation and Related Trials --
A License to Steal --
Perry County--The First Trial --
Wayne County--Two Trials and 60 Minutes --
Lamar County--Campaign Contributions --
Claiborne County--A Not Guilty Verdict --
Winston County--"I Didn't Know What a Kickback Was" --
Marion County--Pretense Plus --
A Vendor's Trial--Bobby Little Never Busted an Invoice --
Related Matters --
The Auditors --
The Unit System--Slow Progress --
State Highway Commissioners--We Play Too --
Madison County--Who Pays for the Backhoe? --
Plea Bargains --
Action in North Mississippi--Panola, Pontotoc, and Monroe Counties --
The Vortex of the Maelstrom--Attala, Leake, and Neshoba Counties --
The I-20 East Corridor--Scott, Newton, and Lauderdale Counties --
Rankin County--Three Boards of Supervisors in One Year --
Three Southern Counties with Five Crooked Supervisors--Smith, Jasper, and Clarke Counties --
Big-Time Corruption in South Mississippi--Copiah, Lincoln, Covington, and Greene Counties --
Crime on the Coast--Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties --
The Vendors--It Takes Two to Tango --
Epilogue--Will the Beat Return? --
Counties and Their Officials Who Were Charged Under Operation Pretense, Indicted Highway Commissioners, and Vendors Charged in Operation Pretense--Disposition of the Cases --
The Tale of the Tapes.
Responsibility: James R. Crockett.

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