DeLaughter to be Sentenced Friday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Bobby DeLaughter made history as a prosecutor who put away a notorious civil rights-era assassin. The case became the subject of books and a movie, and put DeLaughter on a path to becoming a judge.

On Friday, DeLaughter will be the one standing before a judge.

The former Hinds County Circuit Court judge pleaded guilty in July to an obstruction of justice charge in a corruption investigation that brought down some of the most powerful lawyers in Mississippi.

As part of DeLaughter's plea deal, prosecutors dropped conspiracy and mail fraud charges and recommended an 18-month sentence.

There's no requirement for U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson to follow that recommendation.

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