12 June 2007

mike thompson of poverty point reservoir infamy indicted

UPDATE 26 june 2008: mike thompson, terry denmon and william coenen indicted


back on 05 june 2007 we received an email from a source in the anti reservoir coalition informing us that:
The Poverty Point Reservoir investigation continues.
The F.B.I. seized all the Poverty Point Reservoir Records. The F.B.I. showed up asked if the Thompsons has been at the office before carting away all the filing cabinets.
although our emailer didnt ask us not to post the information we decided not to until it was reported in the media. so today we noticed via the dead pelican that it was:

monroe news star:
Feds indict former Poverty Point Reservoir director Mike Thompson

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Mike Thompson, former executive director of Poverty Point Reservoir District, with using reservoir money for his own benefit.

The indictment was returned today. An arraignment has been set for 10 a.m. June 29 in U.S. District Court in Monroe.

The indictment charges Thompson, the brother of State Rep. Francis Thompson, with one count of violating the Hobbs Act.

It alleges that between Sept. 26, 1997 and June 20, 2002, Thompson served as executive director of the Poverty Point Reservoir District and during that time period he obtained funds of the district to which he was not entitled.

If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
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