- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - An orthopedic surgeon’s trial in a federal tax evasion case has been rescheduled.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1m3wC5K) Dr. Timothy Jackson, of Pass Christian, was set for trial this week on charges alleging he last paid income taxes in 2003, claiming he had taken a vow of poverty and given his money to a church.

Court records show his local attorney had a death in the family and a Boston attorney who wanted to lead the defense has been disqualified.

A five-count indictment says Jackson earned more than $1.8 million from 2006 through 2009 and owes more than $659,000 in federal taxes,

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden reset the trial for a court calendar that starts May 12.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com