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JJ – Clarion Ledger Dropping The Ball?

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 14, 2008

Clarion Ledger Dropping The Ball?

Apparently former Hinds County District Attorney Ed Peters has been accused of taking over a million dollars from the attorneys involved in the current federal investigation into judicial corruption in Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reported today “According to statements, Peters was eventually given a total of $1 million to influence DeLaughter in the case. The statements show DeLaughter did not receive any of that money.”

Why did the newspaper BURY this in the middle of a story about Langston’s guilty plea? One would think that the serious possibility of someone who was the Hinds County District Attorney for many years and has been connected with the current District Attorney and Mayor of Jackson taking ONE MILLION DOLLARS in payoffs would be worthy of its own headline. One might even think that there would be an editorial demanding an investigation into possible corruption in the Hinds County judicial system with DeLaughter, Peters, and possibly others. However, The Clarion-Ledger sees fit to just bury this little unimportant sentence in the middle of a story.

Jackson Jambalaya

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