- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - An attorney for Linda Bolton, a Hattiesburg business owner who was convicted on tax evasion charges, is seeking a new trial for his client.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/2gHu0C0) that attorney Robert McDuff filed a motion Dec. 2, writing that there is “previously undisclosed information” included in Bolton’s presentence report.

McDuff says three paragraphs in the report “calls into question some of the crucial testimony that IRS Agent Bradley Luker gave at trial.” He says he believes the jury “did not get the full story.”

A new trial would give Bolton the opportunity to raise doubts as to the accuracy of Luker’s testimony.

On Sept. 15, a jury found Bolton and her husband, Charles Bolton, guilty of some of the 20 tax-related charges brought against them earlier this year.


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