Home » NEWS » Supreme Court refuses to reinstate attorney's license

Supreme Court refuses to reinstate attorney's license

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday refused for a second time to reinstate to the practice of law a former attorney disbarred after his conviction of federal conspiracy charges in 2003.

Joe Gregory Stewart was sentenced in 2004 to six months house arrest after pleading guilty to federal charges of being involved in a scheme in which he and Tunica County deputies extorted money from drunk drivers.

Federal prosecutors said Stewart made at least four cash payoffs to arresting officers in exchange for not filing any paperwork or presenting evidence to the court about the drunk drivers.

Stewart pleaded guilty in 2003 to conspiracy to commit extortion.

The Supreme Court turned down an earlier reinstatement petition in 2008.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *