- 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

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide