- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge has dismissed a perjury charge against Richard Rose, former city manager of Diamondhead.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1MZvvl8 ) Harrison County Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson dismissed the indictment in an ordered filed Monday

The indictment had alleged that Rose, fired June 3, 2014, lied to a Mississippi Department of Employment Security review board in Gulfport two months later.

He was accused of lying when he said he had not demanded a year’s salary in exchange for not releasing what he described as incriminating information about Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer.

The state Attorney General’s Office had filed a motion last week to dismiss the indictment.

The motion said the indictment was “fatally defective” because it did not include all the necessary elements for the offense of perjury.


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

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