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Re-sentencing set for Minor, ex-judges

JACKSON — A federal judge is scheduled to hold a re-sentencing hearing in the judicial corruption case of imprisoned Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two former judges in Jackson. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate will hold the hearing for the trio today. Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be re-sentenced because a federal appeals ...

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Judge: Scruggs can call all witnesses

OXFORD — A federal judge will allow Zach Scruggs to call all the witnesses he wants during an April 25 hearing on Scruggs’ motion to overturn his conviction in a judicial bribery case. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers issued the order yesterday. Zach Scruggs pleaded guilty in 2008 to knowing about a felony and ...

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Hattiesburg attorney settles lawsuit with county

HATTIESBURG — Federal court records show a Hattiesburg attorney has settled his lawsuit against Pearl River County over his claims his arrest on a bribery complaint in 2009 was in retaliation for past disputes with the local sheriff. Details of the settlement were not made public. A federal judge signed an order Feb. 17 dismissing the lawsuit. Glenn L. White ...

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Adams and Reese increases pro bono hours

JACKSON — In 2010, Adams and Reese performed a total of 6,300 pro bono hours for more than 100 different pro bono project organizations and causes throughout the nation. The 2010 total was an 18 percent increase from the 5,314 pro bono hours in 2009. The recent pro bono output has catapulted Adams and Reese to the national spotlight, with ...

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Scruggs' bid to have sentence overturned set for April

OXFORD — A federal judge will hear arguments April 25 on a motion by Zach Scruggs, who is seeking to have his conviction in a Mississippi judicial bribery case overturned. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Feb. 8 set the date for the hearing in Oxford. Scruggs was originally indicted for conspiracy, honest services fraud, federal programs bribery and the crime ...

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Attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud

GREENVILLE — Booneville attorney Thomas D. Keenum Sr. has pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Greenville. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Keenum entered the plea yesterday to one count. Court records show Keenum faces up to 30 years in prison, no more than $1 million in fines and possible restitution. Prosecutors say Keenum had ...

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Court officially disbars DeLaughter

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has formally disbarred convicted former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. The Mississippi State Bar filed a petition against DeLaughter last November. DeLaughter is serving an 18-month federal sentence after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. He admitted lying to an FBI agent during a judicial corruption investigation. DeLaughter resigned as a judge when ...

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Court upholds McIntyre's disbarment

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the disbarment of a prominent Mississippi lawyer amid allegations he mixed his personal and business funds with the funds of his clients. The Mississippi Bar filed the complaint against James McIntyre of Jackson in 2008. McIntyre had been a member of the Mississippi Bar Association since 1965. Mississippi Bar Association attorney ...

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