Friday, December 18, 2009
Former Mississippi Prison Doctor Gets 2 Years For Embezzlement
Dr. Kentrell Liddell, 35, of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 8 years suspended, for embezzling nearly $100,000 from the Mississippi Department of Corrections, where she had served as chief medical officer. The sentencing followed Liddell's guilty plea on 13 counts of embezzlement. Prosecutors alleged that Liddell had misappropriated $94,745 from the MDOC from September 2004 until May 2008. Liddell, who was originally arrested last May, must also pay restitution in that amount, plus a $5,000 fine, payable to the Victims Compensation Fund. Authorities assert that Liddell will likely lose her medical license in Mississippi since she has now been convicted of a felony.