Ivan Spinner leaves U.S. District Court in Gulfport with wife Kelly after a sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Spinner and eight others who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to rig bids at real estate auctions in South Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola will sentence most of them Thursday afternoon.
Ivan Spinner leaves U.S. District Court in Gulfport with wife Kelly after a sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Spinner and eight others who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to rig bids at real estate auctions in South Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola will sentence most of them Thursday afternoon. Anita Lee calee@sunherald.com
Ivan Spinner leaves U.S. District Court in Gulfport with wife Kelly after a sentencing hearing Thursday morning. Spinner and eight others who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to rig bids at real estate auctions in South Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola will sentence most of them Thursday afternoon. Anita Lee calee@sunherald.com

Anita Lee is a Mississippi native who specializes in investigative, court and government reporting. She has covered South Mississippi’s biggest stories in her decades at the Sun Herald, including the Dixie Mafia, public corruption and Hurricane Katrina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning effort. Nothing upsets her more than government secrecy and seeing people suffer.

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