MDEQ freezes D'Iberville's $3M grant

February 15, 2013 in Statewide News

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has frozen a $3 million grant to see how D’Iberville is using the money.

MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur said the order was issued Jan. 28. The grant was for work at the Ocean Expo Aquarium.

There may be concerns about a conflict of interest.

Woman gets a year in jail for exploiting 92-year-old

February 13, 2013 in Statewide News

A Tupelo woman has been ordered to serve a year in prison for exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Attorney General Jim Hood says Lucy Judon, 55, of Tupelo pleaded guilty at a hearing on Friday.

Judon was accused of taking over $22,000 from a 92-year-old woman she worked for as a private-sitter. She is also accused of opening credit card accounts in the woman’s name and making nearly $3,000 in charges.