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Legal questions abound in highly...

Legal questions abound in highly publicized case

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 23, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 4/22/7

Intense legal scrutiny tied to Jackson Mayor Frank Melton’s crime-fighting tactics arguably began a year ago in the front yard of the home of a reputed street gang leader’s family.

If convicted on all counts, Melton, whose battle cry has been to put away the bad guys, faces a potential prison term of up to 50 years. If convicted on any of the counts, he would by state law lose his office.

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