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Alyssa Schnugg at the Oxford Eagle tells the story of that other Balducci bribery case

By: Magnolia Tribune - March 6, 2008

Alyssa Schnugg at the Oxford Eagle tells the story of that other Balducci bribery case

It was within those transcripts that South found part of her answer as to why her husband’s accused killer had not gone to trial in November.

“My niece is a stay-at-home mom with two small children so she spends a lot of time on the Internet,” South explained.

“Last week, she called me up and told me she had something to show me but that I wouldn’t like it.”

South read over the section of transcripts her niece sent to her while she was on the phone with her.

“It was like a dream,” South said. “My niece kept asking me if I was all right.”

The conversation was recorded on Nov. 1 — the day Balducci dropped off the final payment to Lackey and was later arrested by the FBI. During their conversation, Balducci brings up the case against Minor.

Balducci: “This one, this one’s kinda tailor made … for, for, for this sort of deal.”

He explains the relationship between Minor and his uncle.

“Big politicos. Got money. You know? Been around for awhile … Darron Minor, Bill’s nephew, is just a habitual (expletive). I mean just, there’s no other way to say it … Just drugs, alcohol I mean just a … been involved you know, never been arrested for felony, but has had just all kinds of damn DUIs and simple possession of marijuana …

“Darron is involved in a vehicular manslaughter … gets indicted for it … Early one morning, bad, heavy fog, he’s going down the road and he crosses over the center line, hits a man head on and causes a collision. Then another car trailin’ ’em rams in from the rear and hits that car. OK? Man died. OK?”


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