Ethics Board files suit against former Natchez Police Chief

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The State, through the Board of Ethics, filed suit Oct. 12 against McKindley Hoover Sr., for not filing a candidate personal financial disclosure statement for the March 27, 2010, election. Hoover was elected the Natchez police chief. The State issued a Notice of Deliquency April 21, 2010.

He was required by law, as a candidate, to file a 2009 Tier 3 financial disclosure statement. The suit states he did not file the statement and was 125 days late. On Feb. 20, 2013, there was an order issued for $1,500 plus a late fee of $200.

Hoover was issued another Notice of Delinquency July 15, 2015, giving him seven days to file his 2014 Tier 3 financial statement as required by law.

A Late Fee order was issued Sept. 28, 2015, in the amount of $200. The accounts were placed with the Attorney General’s office March 3, 2016, for collection.

The State is also requesting interest, attorney’s fees and all costs.

There is a hearing set Nov. 19 at 9 a.m., before Judge Lala B. Sylvester.