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Supreme Court Lifts Judge Teel's Suspension

The Mississippi Supreme Court lifted its suspension of Harrison County Judge Wes Teel, who was acquitted of embezzlement charges in June.

The ruling Tuesday comes after the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance recommended to the state's high court last week that Teel be reinstated. At the request of the commission, the court suspended Teel from his duties in February until embezzlement charges filed against him were resolved. Teel agreed to the suspension.

A Harrison County jury acquitted Teel of 13 misdemeanor and felony charges after a four-day trial. State and county authorities accused him of failing to pay vendors for about $3,700 worth of goods and services after he was reimbursed by the state.

Teel, who has served as chancery judge since 1999, is seeking re-election in the Nov. 5 election to a judgeship in the Eighth Chancery Court District, which serves Hancock, Harrison and Stone counties. His temporary replacement, Jim Persons, is running for the same judgeship.

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