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More Than 200 Charged in Massive Elder Fraud Sweep

Staff reports The largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history was announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners Thursday. The cases involve more than 250 defendants from around the globe who allegedly victimized more than one million Americans, most of whom were elderly, a…

Iuka Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Child Sex Crimes

Staff reports An Iuka man was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for child sex crimes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week. Clayton Junior Thornburg, 55, was found guilty of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempting to transfer obscene material to a…

‘Unusual’ Drug Allocations Target of New DEA Surge

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Scrutiny will be intensified nationally over the next 45 days on pharmacies and prescribers dispensing unusual or disproportionate amounts of drugs, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday. Alcorn County had 26 drug-poisoning deaths from 2012-2016, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.…