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The public hot seat continues from questionable vote.

WROX Radio, Clarksdale, Mississippi.From WROX:

Clarksdale commissioner Bo Plunk believes the decision to drop the prosecution of Maple Melton is a matter for the courts and not within the city’s jurisdiction.  Plunk and Ward 2 commissioner Ken Murphey opposed dropping the case while Ward 3 commissioner Willie Turner, Ward 4 commissioner Ed Seals and Mayor Chuck Espy all voted Monday to drop the prosecution.  Melton, former customer service manager at Clarksdale Public Utilities, was indicted for embezzlement four years ago and on Plunk suggested that citizens contact the Mississippi Attorney General in Jackson at (601) 359-3680, with comments.

Luckett enters the fray

In 2015 Mayor Bill Luckett and the city board removed three CPU commissioners who refused to fire Melton after an audit revealed her misappropriation of funds and Luckett has worked with the Attorney General’s office for this prosecution since it involved funds from ratepayers of Clarksdale Public Utilities.  Luckett has also contacted the attorney general to express concern about the case being dropped and tells WROX that the prosecution should proceed without political interference.

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