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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dismissal Of Conspiracy Count To Commit Tax Evasion By Kimberly Hastie and John Hastie, Jr.

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that the United States has moved to dismiss Count 18 of the superseding indictment against Kimberly Hastie and John Hastie, Jr., in criminal case number 14-00291-KD-N relating to conspiracy to commit tax evasion.

United States Attorney Kenyen Brown said, "The great bulk of the charges against Ms. Hastie involved allegations of public corruption. With the exception of one public corruption charge, a jury consisting of Ms. Hastie’s peers returned a not guilty verdict in her favor. Given this result, a further pursuit of the ancillary charge of conspiracy to commit tax evasion against Kimberly Hastie and John Hastie, Jr., is not in the best interest of justice at this time."

Updated July 28, 2015