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Former DMR manager Tina Shumate transferred from Harrison Co. to state prison in Rankin County

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GULFPORT, Mississippi — Former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources manager Tina Shumate has been transferred to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Fisher told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1v3ZsGU ) Shumate could serve her sentence in Rankin County or be moved to another prison. The Central Mississippi prison is where incoming inmates are evaluated and officials determine an inmate's classification.

Shumate's release date is Aug. 14, 2016, Fisher said.

Shumate is among the former DMR employees who left the agency after an investigation into spending practices. She pleaded guilty Aug. 15 in Harrison County Circuit Court to signing false travel documents and receiving reimbursement for expenses she didn't incur.

Shumate headed MDMR's Coastal Management and Planning Office

Three of her former employees have pleaded guilty to state embezzlement charges. Leslie Young Gollott was sentenced to two years of house arrest and five years of probation. Jere Grant Larsen Jr. and Susan Perkins were each sentence to two years of probation.

Another three former employees received demands to repay money from state Auditor Stacey Pickering, but have not been criminally charged.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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