Exactly one thought on the Shumate state guilty plea

I’ll term these thoughts 1 and 1a in response to Eye Spy:

It is unusual for someone entering a guilty plea to immediately go into custody of MDOC let alone do it voluntarily yet that is exactly what Tina Shumate did last bad news Friday. With no activity on PACER and a looming late September trial date before Judge Keith Starrett this can only mean that when Ms. Shumate makes an appearance before the court she’ll be wearing prison orange and likely, shackles. Thought 1a from the old days and Dr. Demento:

6 thoughts on “Exactly one thought on the Shumate state guilty plea”

  1. In my opinion,Tina Shumate will plead guilty to one count on the federal indictments and will be sentenced to a small amount of time to run concurrently to the time she is serving in state prison. The only reason she went into the state penal system is because she can be released after serving a much less percentage of her sentence then in the federal system which is firm at 85%. She can also serve her time in Mississippi at the Governor”s Mansion with the agreement of Phil Bryant and the pressure from her family. Maybe smart on her part. Believe this, Mr. Holleman has a plan to minimize her incarceration time.

  2. And so like the other former DMR employees, JUSTICE will not be served any way you slice the cake.

    What a waste of taxpayer’s dollars even going after these crooks! Did the courts get the money back they stole? NO. NO. NO.

    Next year after most get out of jail, they will most likely procure better jobs with astronomical salaries. And will their Cayman Island bank accounts continue to gain interest?

  3. I would not be at all surprised if Shumate ended up at the governors mansion. It’s all about how much of an attorney you can afford and the people with influence that you know. Shumate was very much a part of the political regime that’s still running the show at DMR, on our coast and in our state. Check out the latest in the Sun Herald today:

    And who is the executive director of the airport? Who did he used to work for?

    Excerpt from msbusiness.com/blog/2012/05/13/williams-replacing-frallic/

    “[Clay] Williams currently works as a government relations representative for Capitol Resources, LLC, managing the firm’s Gulf Coast office. He worked as a transportation and education legislative assistant and economic development coordinator under former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott. He also served as legislative director for former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering.”

    Things are never going to change, I’m afraid.

  4. Well now Eye – it appears that another “friends and family program” is just getting started good. Spraggins is a relative of Billy the Boy Hewes. I am not sure how though – just was told that they are kinfolks. How convenient it would be for Billy the Boy to have someone he can tell what to do in a position of authority! You know how it is with the short man syndrome.
    Now the second question is that if Mr. Spraggins works for the DMR, isn’t this illegal? To say the least, a conflict of interest of some sort? It just doesn’t sit well with me and I’m sure, most of the hard-working people of this Coast.
    I, for one, am sick and tired of the nepotism going on with unqualified candidates being shoved down our throats. Someone needs to put the leash on that bunch in Jackson!

  5. P. S. The Sun Herald blogger has hit the nail on the head! We don’t need no more stinking politicians telling us what to do!

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