Moss Point Mayor Mario King set to plead guilty to wire fraud charges

Tomorrow, Moss Point Mayor Mario King is expected to plead guilty to federal fraud charges.

With that, the Moss Point Board of Aldermen has requested the mayor’s resignation after he officially enters a plea.

Mayor King and his wife have informed the prosecutors of their intent to plead guilty in a federal case accusing them of wire fraud and conspiracy charges.

A federal grand jury indicted the Kings last June on 13 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit fraud.

Prosecutors say Mayor King and wife Natasha King raised money for mental health programs in schools, but spent it on themselves for expenses that included car payments and the purchase of a pet dog.

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