Former mayor of Terry, Miss. sentenced to 40 years for embezzlement

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Former Mayor of Terry, Miss., Roderick Nicholson
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The former mayor of Terry, Miss., Roderick Nicholson, was sentenced to 40 years for embezzling money from the city today.

Nicholson pleaded guilty to five counts of embezzlement. He has been in custody since November 23.

The former mayor used the town’s credit card to make unauthorized personal purchases and submitted false bills to be repaid by the town.

“It is a good day for the Town of Terry knowing their tax dollars aren’t being spent on the former mayor’s personal bills,” State Auditor Stacey Pickering said in a press release.

The case was investigated by the Auditor’s Office and the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division.

Nicholson is sentenced to 40 years in custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 to serve. In addition, he will pay restitution and court costs in the amount of $7,629.12.

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