- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Warren County Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree’s trial in a civil case has been scheduled for the October term of chancery court in Hinds County.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/1nur8lb ) attorneys agreed to the scheduled after a hearing Thursday in Jackson.

Palmertree is accused of inappropriately transferring funds on three occasions in 2012 from her office’s civil and criminal accounts into her circuit clerk fee account. The circuit clerk collects fines and fees and restitution in criminal and civil cases.

At issue in the civil case, which Palmertree filed against Warren County and Pickering a year ago, is whether she owes the county $671,751 in excessive salary and subcontractor fees paid to her father and predecessor in office, Larry Ashley.

The state and county countersued last April, contending the payments were improper.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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