Ala. Mayor Found Guilty Of Embezzling FEMA Funds

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 8:22 PM EST) -- The mayor of Bayou La Batre, Ala., was found guilty Friday of embezzling money from a $15.7 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to provide housing for Hurricane Katrina victims, but dodged four counts of making $27,000 in illegal transactions.

U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose found Stanley Marshall Wright guilty of three counts related to defrauding the federal government and retaliating against a witness who provided information to the grand jury that indicted him. The judge indicated that she is still weighing one count of willful...
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