- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say neither Charles nor Linda Bolton has legal standing to request an acquittal of their income tax-related convictions.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Harper refers to the Boltons’ claim the government did not provide the jury sufficient evidence to sustain their convictions. Linda Bolton was found guilty of five counts of filing false tax returns from 2009-13. Charles Bolton, former Forrest County chief deputy, was convicted of the same charges as well as four counts of tax evasion.

Charles Bolton’s attorneys filed a motion Sept. 28 seeking a judgment of acquittal and a conditional ruling for a new trial or a motion for a new trial.

The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/2eJ6Fey) the defendants have until Nov. 9 to file rebuttals. The Boltons are scheduled for sentencing Dec. 19.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com


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