Former Union County coroner Mark Golding pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal information in Tippah County Circuit Court Monday.
Each count contains five years to be served consecutively. Golding will serve four years in prison, with six years suspended.
Golding's case was set to go to the grand jury next week, but he agreed to enter a guilty plea early.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Elliot also ordered that Golding's retirement account be frozen.