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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be
- DAVID DALLAS — Just how long can Dan stand?
- Cal-Maine income skyrockets as prices rise and costs shrink
- The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?
- Analysis: Closed meetings can feed false public impressions
- Lawmakers move on bonds despite complaints from colleges and universities
- Business groups file briefs in support of Kemper coal plant rehearing
- Grain scandal takes its toll on Delta farmers
- DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love