Moss Point Mayor Mario King asks for delay to November 2nd trial
Moss Point Mayor Mario King and his wife Natasha are asking for a delay in their trial on wire fraud and conspiracy charges as they’re in the process of plea negotiations with the government.
This comes after their original trial date on September 14th had been previously delayed.
A federal grand jury indicted the Kings in June on 13 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit fraud.
The charges alleged the couple bought a Volvo and pedigreed dog with money they raised for mental health services in Moss Point from late 2018 or early 2019 to May 2019.
The Kings pleaded not guilty to the charges at the time of their arrests.
The couple had a Tuesday deadline to inform their court of whether they planned to change their pleas to guilty prior to the November 2nd trial.
Both are facing a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years.