Former Biloxi resource officer re-sentenced

Earlier this week, former Chief Resource Officer of Biloxi School District Paul Cannette received a sentence that called for four years in prison and two years on house arrest. He would be required to pay $10,000 in restitution.

Today, he received a re-sentencing hearing due to an MDOC policy that would not allow him to serve the last two years on house arrest. Harrison County Assistant District Attorney Ian Baker said, “On the re-sentencing, he was sentenced to ten years with four and a half years to serve in custody, with five and a half years suspended. He also increased the post-release time from three years to five years. So, he will basically be on probation for five years following his release from prison.”

Cannette was charged with embezzlement of nearly $170,000 and is now also required to pay restitution of $169,865. Cannette made over 600 transactions during his three years with the Biloxi School District.

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