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Lee Co. Supt. To Repay More Than $33,000

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Lee County Schools Superintendent Jimmy Weeks will repay the district more than $33,000 and pay a $10,000 fine for violating state ethics law.

Weeks was cited by the Mississippi Ethics Commission for a cleaning and janitorial company he owned performing work for the school district. He offered to pay a $10,000 fine in addition to repaying the $33,426 he had received from the work.

Tom Hood, executive director of the Ethics Commission, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/186bEJR ) that the commission accepted the offer this past week.

The investigation found Weeks’ company, JW Contract Services LLC, had two contracts with the school district.

Both contracts were in 2010.

Weeks was elected superintendent in 2011.