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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Canton City Alderman Indicted

Jackson, Miss - Calvin Louis Smith, 56, a Canton City Alderman, was arraigned today in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson pursuant to a federal indictment charging him with bribery in connection with a series of transactions of the City of Canton, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen.


Davis is scheduled for trial on July 9, 2013 before District Judge Henry T. Wingate. If convicted of the charges, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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