Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mississippi Judge Bobby DeLauther Admits He's Crooked.

On Thursday, July 31, 2009, Mississippi judge Bobby DeLaughter pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agent.

Earlier, sealed depositions regarding DeLaughter's anger about not being appointed a federal judgeship leaked to the press.

But on Thursday, Mississippi judge Bobby DeLaughter pleaded guilty to an obstruction of justice charge. He admitted lying to an FBI agent during a corruption investigation.

Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 18 months.

Conspiracy and mail fraud charges were dropped.

Previously, DeLaughter had been accused of giving an unfair advantage to former attorney Richard Richard "Dickie" Scruggs; who won millions from asbestos lawsuits.

Scruggs, father and son, are in prison. Unknown, is whether they'll wind up at the same facility.

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