ATLANTA - A Mississippi circuit court judge has ordered the state to drop its three-year-old demand that Gerald Blessey, the former mayor of Biloxi, repay $3.1 million for allegedly misusing bond proceeds.

Judge James E. Thomas of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial District of Harrison County last month found that Mr. Blessey had not misapplied bond funds from a 1986 Biloxi general obligation bond issue.

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