The Sun Herald has the breaking news!
Former Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr pleaded guilty Friday morning to one count of defrauding FEMA, and all other charges against him have been dropped. He was sentenced to three years probation and will have to pay $9,558 restitution.
Charges against his wife, Laura Warr, have been dropped by prosecutors.
About two dozens Warr supporters were in a federal courtroom this morning as Warr entered his plea.
A statement from the Warrs is expected shortly.
The Warrs had been accused of lying about their losses to receive relief funds from FEMA, a $150,000 homeowner’s grant and insurance proceeds. Prosecutors contended they did not live in a beachfront home they claimed as their primary residence when Katrina hit.
The Warrs were also accused of falsifying their income on bank loans…
Hopefully, Sop can add local color.