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Sentence Entered in Child Pornography Case

FBI Jackson July 23, 2010
  • Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Madden (601) 948-5000

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Michael Jay Bussard, age 39, of Meridian, Mississippi, was sentenced to 110 months of imprisonment for possession of child pornography. Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi, added that United States District Court Judge Henry T. Wingate also sentenced Bussard to supervised release for life.

Bussard was indicted by a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Mississippi on two counts of possession of child pornography on November 3, 2009, following a joint investigation by the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. He was arrested, pursuant to a federal warrant, on November 17, 2009. Bussard pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on February 25, 2010.

“I applaud the cooperative effort of the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and our special agents in this case,” stated SAC McMullen. “The hard work and collaboration of these officers and agents, with prosecutive assistance from Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda Haynes, resulted in the successful investigation and prosecution of this individual.”