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4 Mississippi local governments owe state court fees

March 13, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor is warning four local governments to pay their delinquent court assessments fees within 30 days, or face consequences.

Court assessment fees collected from misdemeanor offenses and traffic violations are required by law to be deposited with the state treasurer every month. The towns of Raleigh and Tchula (CHOO’-luh), the city of Shaw and Coahoma County each have not properly appropriated between $14,000 and $69,000 in court assessment fees to the state treasurer.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering alerted the four local governments Monday that they will receive formal demands if they do not appropriate their feeds within 30 days. Such demands, not yet issued, could lead to legal action.

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