- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A trial has been delayed for three people accused of embezzling money from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Action Agency in Gulfport.

Fifty-two-year-old Linda Harvey-Irvin, of Jackson; 51-year-old Donald Walton, of Vicksburg; and 45-year-old Markuntala-Croom, of Columbia, are accused of federal program fraud and other charges. The agency receives federal money to operate a Head Start program.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1w8GtNh ) they had a deadline of Tuesday to notify the court of their intent to change their pleas.

Court papers show prosecutors have provided more than 10,000 pages of documents. The defendants’ attorneys want more time to review the documents.

The case was set for a court calendar that starts Nov. 3. The date has been changed to Jan. 5.

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

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