Judge Revokes Attorney's Bond

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate issued the ruling to revoke the bond of Gulf Coast attorney Paul Minor on Tuesday after an over two-hour hearing in Jackson.

Wingate had ordered Minor to refrain from drinking heavily as a condition of his release on bond on federal bribery charges.

Minor is a high profile attorney who accumulated millions primarily through personal injury litigation. He was accused in 2003 of bribing state Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz, former Circuit Judge John Whitfield, and former Chancellor Wes Teel.

The four were tried in U.S. District Court in Jackson in 2005 in a highly publicized, three-month trial. None of the men were convicted.

Two Gulf Coast lawmen testified that Minor was slurring his speech and staggering at the Marriott Hotel bar in Jackson on March 6.

Minor, Teel and Whitfield are scheduled to be retried this summer.

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