Judge drops former Diamondhead City Manager's perjury charge - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Judge drops former Diamondhead City Manager's perjury charge

Formery Diamondhead City Manager Richard Rose no longer faces a perjury charge after a judge dropped it. (Photo source: WLOX News) Formery Diamondhead City Manager Richard Rose no longer faces a perjury charge after a judge dropped it. (Photo source: WLOX News)
DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -

The perjury charge against former Diamondhead City Manager Richard Rose has been dismissed.

Harrison County Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson dismissed the indictment that alleged  Rose lied to a Mississippi Department of Employment Security Review Board in Gulfport.

He was accused of lying when he said he had not demanded a year's salary in exchange for not releasing what he described as incriminating information about Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Shafer.

The attorney general announced last week that he would not be pursuing the charge.

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