Embezzlement Sentencing

Former Lauderdale County Justice Court Clerk, Victoria Neely, was sentenced for embezzlement Thursday. She pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this year.

Mississippi State Auditor, Stacey Pickering, says Neely fixed tickets by taking money for fines and then having the tickets dismissed.

Neely received a 10-year sentence, but seven years were suspended.

Neely was initially scheduled for sentencing Aug. 2. However, officials with the district attorney's office in Lauderdale County say Neely's attorney asked for the delay because he had not read through a pre-sentencing report.

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