Harrison County Supervisor Kim Savant resigns, will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery.


An attorney for Former Harrison County Supervisor Kim Savant said he intends to plead guilty at 4 p.m. to a felony charge of conspiring to commit bribery involving federal funds, which carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

“He has accepted full responsibility from the get go,” attorney Bill Kirksey of Jackson said. “I just think it’s a bad day.”

Kirksey said Savant turned in his resignation letter before he came to court today.

“Kim is an honorable man that thought it was best he resigned his position before he appeared in court.”

Savant will appear at 4 p.m. before U.S. district judge Sul Ozerden.

The charges say that for two years, from Jan. 2011-13, Savant conspired while serving on the Utility Authority to award contracts and payments for the benefit of others. He received monthly cash payments from an unidentified “Company A” in exchange for his vote, the charges say.

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