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FBI assisting with Meredith statue incident

The Federal Bureau of Investigation became involved Tuesday with University Police in an effort to find those involved in the defiling of the James Meredith statue on campus. There will be a gathering of students tonight to discuss the incident. (February 19, 2014, Page 1)

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    Lawsuit against Scruggs book authors back on

    The lawsuit against a political blogger and former federal prosecutor who wrote a book about the legal events leading up to the conviction of former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in a judicial bribery case has been is back before the Mississippi Supreme Court. (March 13, 2013, Page 2)

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      FBI consolidates offices with move to Oxford

      The Greenville and Tupelo FBI offices have closed their doors and agents from those offices have moved to the Oxford office. (August 31, 2012, Page 2A)

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        Scruggs to fight second conviction

        Fallen former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will ask a federal judge Monday to vacate his conviction and the seven-year sentence he received in 2009 after pleading guilty to trying to influence a circuit court judge. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Court briefs

          Convicted killer Caleb Corrothers files for an appeal and a lawsuit against retired U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi Jim Greenlee is moved from Lafayette County Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court in Oxford. (February 6, 2012, Page 5A)

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            FBI agent files suit against former U.S. Attorney

            Philip “Hal” Halbert Neilson, the former FBI supervising agent for the Oxford office, has filed a suit in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County against retired U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee, claiming Greenlee did everything in his power to “destroy” Neilson while he was in office. (January 6, 2012, Page 2A)

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              $5,000 reward offered in bank robbery

              The Lafayette County Crimestopers and Bank of Holly Springs are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for robbing a bank in Abbeville on Tuesday. (December 2, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Female police officers gather for annual conference

                More than 60 female officers will be in Oxford next week for a three-day conference aimed at training and education for members of the Mississippi Women’s Law Enforcement Association Conference. (July 22, 2011, Page 6A)

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                  Crime on the decline

                  Preliminary FBI figures for 2010 show crime is down from 2009 across the nation. Oxford seems to be following a similar trend. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)

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                    FBI agent sues authors of Scruggs’ book

                    An FBI agent in Oxford claims a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger made false statements against him in a book they wrote about the judicial bribery scandal involving former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.

                    Oxford attorney Christi McCoy filed the suit on Dec. 2 in Lafayette County Circuit Court on behalf of her client, Philip Halbert “Hal” Neilson.

                    The suit names authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange and the publishing company, The Pediment Group, and claims in the book, “King of Torts,” Dawson, a retired U.S. assistant attorney, lied and made slanderous statements about Neilson in his book in retaliation for Neilson filing an official complaint against Dawson in 2001. (December 10, 2010, Page 2A)

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