- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Louis Aldridge has been sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling from his late sister-in-law.

The Northeast Mississippi Daly Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1vwlrMc ) Aldridge, who last week pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement, was given the maximum sentence Friday of 10 years on each count, but Judge James Roberts suspended 24 years.

Aldridge has been ordered to pay restitution of $552,000.

The 65-year-old Aldridge was accused of taking money from the account of his sister-in-law, Florence Aldridge, without her consent.

A Lee County grand jury last summer indicted Aldridge along with his ex-wife, Janice Aldridge, and their son, state Rep. Brian Aldridge. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood dropped the charge against Brian Aldridge when Florence Aldridge died and could not testify against him.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com


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