Ex-owner of cash business on Miss. coast indicted

Published 11:54 pm Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The owner of a quick-cash loan business on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been indicted on charges he interfered with federal tax laws and failed to file personal tax returns in 2003 and 2004.

The Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service say the indictment naming Paul Richard Arceneaux was handed down by a federal grand jury in Jackson.

Arceneaux, formerly of Long Beach, is accused of filing fictitious liens for millions of dollars against the chancery clerk for Harrison County, an employee of the chancery clerk’s office and an employee of the IRS.

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The indictment also accuses Arceneaux of filing frivolous lawsuits against the commissioner of Internal Revenue and an IRS employee.