An FBI agent has in an affidavit provided some details as to the origins and spread of an inmate riot in May at a Mississippi prison run by Corrections Corp. of America. The uprising was allegedly led by a group of Mexican inmates unhappy with their food and medical care as well as their treatment at the hands of their guards.
At one point, the inmates gained access to a section of the prison by telling the warden they wanted to go back to their cells, but they ended up taking more hostages once they got into that part of the facility, the affidavit said. Other inmates were able to break through a fence and get a 32-foot ladder, which they used to get on the roof of a building. That's where Carithers was killed.
Brentwood collection agency owner Terry Miller was charged Monday by area authorities with five counts of fraud and one count of identity theft. Miller stands accused of, among other things, not paying his customers their promised money and reaching into the bank accounts of debtors to fund his company and his lifestyle. He faces a potential prison term of more than three decades as well as a fine of up to $1 million. The Williamson Herald has more.
“Terry Marvin Miller thought he could hide his illegal activities by stealing and using the identities of others to defraud banks and other institutions, but he was mistaken,” said U.S. Attorney Martin. “Mr. Miller thought he could hide behind the corporate shield of his collection agency to commit fraud. This office will pursue identity thieves wherever they may hide."
Search warrants follow revelations about unpaid taxes
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