Greenville Resident Arrested for Jury Tampering

October 18, 2013

A Greenville resident has been arrested and charged with jury tampering, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Marguerite Wilson, 31, of Greenville was arrested Tuesday by an investigator with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with the assistance of a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The arrest was made via affidavit charging the defendant with felony jury tampering.  The affidavit alleges that on or about October 7, 2013, in Washington County,  Marguerite Wilson intentionally, knowingly and unlawfully attempted to communicate directly or indirectly with a juror, with the intent to influence said juror’s vote, opinion, decision or other actions in the case State of Mississippi v. Marguerite Wilson, stating that Wilson needed said juror on her side and asking said juror not to reveal to the Court that she knew Wilson.  Wilson is currently a case worker for Washington County Department of Human Services and is alleged to have offered to help said juror in custody decisions of nieces and nephews in proceedings involving the Washington County Department of Human Services.

If convicted, Wilson faces a two year sentence and a fine of $3,000.  As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

(see past release:  Greenville Resident Facing Seven Counts of Medicaid Fraud/June 18, 2013)

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