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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