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Biloxi code officer, businessman arrested for bribery

Joseph William Richard Joseph William Richard
Trong Dihn Do (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.) Trong Dihn Do (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi city employee is under arrest, charged with bribery, along with a well known Biloxi businessman.

Wednesday, Biloxi Police arrested Code Enforcement Officer Joseph William Richard who allegedly took bribes from Trong Dihn Do. Police say Do owns several Oak Street businesses.

Investigators believe the five year city employee took bribes from Do to give passing grades on some of his commercial building inspections.

Do's bond has been set at $25,000; Richard's is set at $50,000. Both men are in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

If you know anything about this ongoing investigation, call the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Division at (228) 435-6112.

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