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Former County Clerk Released from
The former Jackson County, Mississippi Chancery Clerk, Lynn Presley has been released from prison after completing 84 months of his 10-year prison sentence for embezzling county funds in the late 1990s.
According to federal prosecutors, Presley was the recipient of a kickback, valued at $60,000, in exchange for providing the county's former chief land appraiser a contract with Florida-based Mainline Corporation. The contract was to digitize and place county land records on a database. Presley claimed the funds were loan from the firm. Following an in-depth investigation, the funds were uncovered in an off-shore bank account in the Cayman Islands.
According to an article in The Mississippi Press, Presley's sentence
followed a 28-count indictment on charges of embezzling $1.28 million from
accounts administered by the chancery clerk's office.
According to the company website, Mainline
Corporation is a leading provider of document management and imaging systems
for governmental entities responsible for processing official records.