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Mississippi lawyer convicted of conspiring to influence judge

A Mississippi Lawyer convicted of conspiring to influence a judge in a major bribery case has been sentenced to three years in a federal prison.

Joey Langston, 51, of Booneville has been ordered to report to jail in Montgomery next month. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to intervene in a lawsuit against well-known plantiff's attorney Dickie Scruggs.

Scruggs, who won a record $206 billion settlement from the tobacco industry, went to jail in August for conspiring to bribe another Mississippi judge in a separate case linked to the same investigation.

Langston pleaded guilty to conspiring to corruptly influence Hinds County Judge Bobby Delaughter on Scruggs' behalf.

Delaughter has been suspended from the bench pending the outcome of the investigation.

 

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