Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson steps down, pleads guilty to embezzlement

FILE PHOTO: On the right: Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson appears in court on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

TERRY, Miss. (WJTV) — Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson has stepped down from his position after authorities said he entered an open plea of guilty on five counts of embezzlement.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Nicholson will be sentenced on December 7 at 9 a.m.

Officials said in court on Monday, Nicholson resigned from his office as Mayor.

He was arrested March 30 after being indicted on five counts of embezzlement. He’s accused of using the city’s credit cards to pay for car repairs. Officials said the  expenses totaled more than $2,700.

The AG’s office said the work was done five separate times on two vehicles at dealerships in Brandon and Flowood.

Nicholson faces a possible sentence of up to 100 years behind bars, 20 years for each count.

 

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