Two Accused of Housing Fraud to Plead Guilty

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal court records say two women accused of lying about their incomes to get subsidized government housing are scheduled to change their not guilty pleas in January.

Deborah Ann McNair and Mary Bell are accused of providing false information to the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority and receiving Section 8 housing to which they were not entitled. Prosecutors said the scheme took place in Newton County.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Indictments issued in November said the women did not report all of their income and got more than $19,000 in assistance.

The change of plea hearings are set for Jan. 8 in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

Court records for another woman said they are negotiating with prosecutors.

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  • by find more on Dec 19, 2009 at 04:35 AM
    Now the Federal court needs to look here in Meridian. Yes there is too much of it going on here. People I work with as well. I am tired of footing the bill for these free loaders. Someone please turn them in or at least get it going to be investigated. Do your job and get these freeloaders.
  • by youdontsay on Dec 17, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    This is no surprise. Things like this is happening here in Lauderdale County too. Heck, to be more specific housing fraud is being commited right here in MERIDIAN and frankly, Im sick of it not only as a tax payer but as a human being as well. I cant do much about it though because I think there will always be dishonest people in this world who are looking for free rides and handouts
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