Statement from MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller

13-113-MMS| November 7, 2013

BILOXI, Miss. – The following is a statement from MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller regarding Thursday’s arrest and indictment of former employees of the agency:


“We were informed today that several former DMR employees turned themselves in to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office,” said Jamie Miller, executive director of the DMR. “Throughout this investigation, we have cooperated with state and federal authorities and will continue to do so. We are pleased that state and federal officials are moving toward a resolution of their investigation, and we want to move forward and continue to do the work of this agency.”


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