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Jonestown mayor Lester says he'll not resign, even after embezzlement allegations

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester recently being arrested and charged with five counts of felony embezzlement leaves many questions to be answered, but one thing is for certain.

Lester, who previously stated he was unaware of any of the accusations prior to being arrested Dec. 9, said he does not plan to step down as mayor.







Jonestown mayor Kenneth Lester arrested on five counts of embezzlement

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester is facing up to 100 years in prison after being arrested by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Dec. 9 for allegedly embezzling residents’ water bill payments and a city police firearm, announced Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in a press release.





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