Two Canton employees indicted in voter fraud case have been suspended from their jobs

Two Canton employees indicted in voter fraud case have been suspended from their jobs
Two City of Canton employees have been suspended from their jobs after indictments and arrests in voter fraud investigation.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two Canton city employees who were indicted and arrested in a voter fraud case have now been suspended from their jobs.

Courtney Rainey has been suspended with pay from her job as Director of Human and Cultural Needs in Canton. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)
Courtney Rainey has been suspended with pay from her job as Director of Human and Cultural Needs in Canton. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)

Courtney Rainey, the Director of Human and Cultural Needs, is suspended with pay according to Canton Mayor William Truly. Rainey faces multiple counts in the case.

Desmand King, a deputy city clerk, is also suspended with pay. She is indicted on two counts of voter fraud.

Desmand King is a deputy City Clerk for Canton. She has also been suspended with pay from her job. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)
Desmand King is a deputy City Clerk for Canton. She has also been suspended with pay from her job. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)

The Mayor said he does not have the authority to suspend Rainey and King without pay.

Rainey is also a member of the Canton School Board.

A Board of Aldermen’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. Aldermen can support the Mayor’s decision, or suspend both without pay, or they can vote to overturn the suspensions.

Vicki McNeil faces four counts of voter fraud. She represents Ward 5 on the Canton Board of Aldermen. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)
Vicki McNeil faces four counts of voter fraud. She represents Ward 5 on the Canton Board of Aldermen. (Source: Madison County Detention Center)

This is also the first time the Board of Aldermen will meet following the indictment of fellow member Vicki McNeil.

McNeil faces four counts of voter fraud. She represents Ward 5.

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