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U.S. Representative Edward Hagen arrested

Multiple gambling counts; more charges may follow, officials say

Monday, December 17, 2012

By Kelly Shackleton
Oxford Eagle

Yoknapatawpha County in particular and North Mississippi on the whole were hit with a bombshell over the weekend, when local law enforcement officials announced that U.S. Representative Edward Hagen was arrested at his home Sunday on gambling-related charges.

Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department officials said evidence implicating Hagen was uncovered during the course of an unrelated investigation but declined to provide additional details, saying the investigation is still ongoing.

Sheriff's department spokesperson Elizabeth Jones said Hagen allegedly participated in illegal high-stakes poker games on multiple occasions. The games were re5874h-sdrltiple occa gamRe forY oveted auramai=ye mulH-stwon 6 n Sub inv

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