Gaming Strategy
Featured Stories
Legal News Financial News Casino Opening and Remodeling News Gaming Industry Executives Search News Subscribe
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Search Our Archive of Gaming Articles 

Alderman Drops Appeal of Larceny Conviction

23 September 2003

OCEAN SPRINGS -- As reported by the Associated Press: ``Ocean Springs Alderman Joe Carvin, who pleaded no contest to charges he stole $75 in casino chips, has dropped his appeal of the misdemeanor petit larceny charge just days before the case was scheduled for trial.

``In December, Carvin pleaded no contest to the charge in Biloxi City Court and a judge fined him $570. However, Carvin vowed to appeal to Harrison County Court.

``He said that he could 'more fully present my case without the pressures that we feel have been politically motivated against me through the municipal court.'

``The case was set for trial on Tuesday.

``…Biloxi police arrested Carvin in June 2002 after Palace Casino security personnel said they caught him on videotape stealing three $25 casino chips and hiding them in his socks…"

< Gaming News