- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A former Calhoun County supervisor has pleaded guilty to charges he attempted to bribe timber haulers to continue operating in the county.

WTVA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2f8HMNM ) 66-year-old Earnest Fox entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

Fox was accused of taking money from timber haulers on two separate occasions last year, first as a campaign contribution, and then directly to himself.

He was sentenced to complete a special program and serve two years’ probation. Details about the program have not been released. He faced up to 40 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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