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NHTSA Suspends Former Ecru, MS, Police Chief and Proposes Debarment

On December 13, 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suspended Paul “Martin” Blaylock, former police chief of Ecru, MS, and proposed his debarment. On April 2, 2019, in Mississippi’s Pontotoc County Court, Blaylock pleaded guilty to making false representations to defraud the Government. The court sentenced him to 60 months’ incarceration, 12 months’ probation, a $1,000 fine, court fees of $434.50, and $100 in restitution to the State’s victims’ fund.
 
DOT-OIG, NHTSA, Mississippi Department of Transportation, and Mississippi Office of the State Auditor conducted the investigation.
 
Note: Exclusion actions (suspensions and debarments) are frequently for a specific period of time, and the System for Award Management should be consulted to find out whether a company is currently excluded.