Both sides rest in election case

Published 12:01 am Saturday, January 5, 2008

Woodville — Both sides in the case of Mon Cre Allen vs. the Mississippi Supreme Court rested on Friday.

Allen is accused of prohibiting candidates in the Woodville qualifying elections from being able to review ballot boxes.

The Supreme Court has subsequently charged him with felony contempt.

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On Aug. 22, Allen was ordered by the Supreme Court to provide access to the court.

Presiding Judge Jim Persons said he had collected and would present all evidence in the matter to the Mississippi Supreme Court after the underlying election contest has been decided.

On Friday Allen invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify in a criminal trial.

He never took the stand.