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Friday, August 22, 2014

Gary Massey

Former insurance salesman wants court to clear his name

A former insurance agent of record for Lafayette County is asking a federal court to help him clear his name after serving time for conspiring to scam the county. (June 11, 2014, Page 2)

Changes could help lame duck supervisors situation

Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

County replies to insurance agent’s lawsuit

Attorneys representing the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors denied allegations made by a former insurance agent who claimed the county set him up on conspiracy charges.
The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 29, 2010, Page 2)

County gets back more than $600,000 from lawsuit

Lafayette County is about $600,000 richer after settling a lawsuit against the county’s former medical insurance company, Trustmark Group Benefits. (April 22, 2010, Page 2)

U.S. Attorney’s Office gets more time to respond to claim

U.S. District Judge Glenn H. Davidson signed an order Wednesday granting the government’s request for an extension to respond to a motion from insurance agent Ken Nowlin in regard to his guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy. (April 6, 2010, Page 2)

Insurance agent says guilty plea coerced

Ken Nowlin, the former insurance agent of record for Lafayette County, has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court in Oxford claiming his attorney forced him to plead guilty in an insurance scam case from 2007. (March 23, 2010, Page 1)

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