Miss. Lawmaker Released On Bond

Miss. Lawmaker Released On Bond

An indicted Mississippi lawmaker surrendered to authorities Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury on an embezzlement charge.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - An indicted Mississippi lawmaker surrendered to authorities Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury on an embezzlement charge.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says state Rep. Brian Aldridge, R-Tupelo, was released from the sheriff's office after posting $5,000 bond.

His parents, Louis and Janice Aldridge, were also indicted but turned themselves in earlier in the week and were released on $5,000 bond each.

The indictments accuse the three of stealing money from the lawmaker's aunt.

Brian Aldridge's attorney, T.K. Moffett, says his client is innocent.

Aldridge had been in Tennessee on a mission trip to rehabilitate houses for poor people.

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