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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