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Gov. Bryant Appoints Kilgore District Attorney for Eighth Judicial District

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Steven S. Kilgore district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District. Kilgore replaces Mark Duncan, who Bryant recently appointed circuit judge for the Eighth District, which encompasses Leake, Neshoba, Newton and Scott counties. Kilgore has served as an assistant district attorney in the Eighth District since July 2007. Prior to that, he spent one year in ...

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Governor appoints District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District Circuit Judge

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District circuit judge. Duncan, who has served as DA for the Eighth District since 2003, will replace Judge Vernon Cotten, who retired May 31. Duncan’s appointment will be effective June 2. Bryant will appoint his replacement as DA for the Eighth District, which covers Scott, Leake, Neshoba and ...

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Judge orders Hinds County district attorney cases unsealed

A judge has unsealed the court documents from a number of cases involving Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. Judge Larry Roberts granted motions by The Clarion-Ledger to unseal the records in six court cases and Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill’s administrative file. Some records related to the dispute are in Weill’s file. Lawyers for Attorney General Jim ...

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Eaton, Triumph settle lawsuit that brought down a judge

JACKSON — Power management company Eaton Corp. will pay $147.5 million to settle a long-running trade secret dispute with aerospace firm Triumph Group that exploded into scandal after Eaton lawyers paid to improperly influence an ex-Mississippi state judge who eventually served prison time. The joint settlement announcement yesterday by the companies covered the monetary terms but said other parts of ...

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DA starts collecting evidence on alleged voting irregularities

CANTON — Complaints about alleged irregularities in Canton elections have prompted the Madison County district attorney’s office to start collecting information in anticipation of an official investigation. District Attorney Michael Guest tells The Clarion-Ledger seven people have contacted his office about alleged voting irregularities in the May 7 Democratic primary. Guest says he wants to wait until the municipal election ...

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Mitchell tapped as D.A.

Gov. Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Brenda F. Mitchell as district attorney in the 11th Circuit Court District, which includes Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, and Tunica counties. Mitchell, who currently serves as interim district attorney, will begin her new duties immediately. Mitchell has served as interim district attorney since Laurence Y. Mellen resigned the position Dec. 31, 2009; a special ...

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