Judge to Hear Hood's Challenge of Pardons

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has not been able to find one of the five former trusties
pardoned by Haley Barbour during his final days as governor.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green ordered the five former Governor's Mansion trusties to appear in court Monday, but authorities haven't located Joseph Ozment. He was convicted in 1994
of killing a man during a robbery.

Green scheduled a 3 p.m. hearing to consider arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood, who's challenging Barbour's pardons.

Hood wants to return the ones who were freed to prison. Most people who could be stripped of pardons were already out of prison before Barbour's action.

Barbour ended his second term Jan. 10. He pardoned 198 people in his final days in office.

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  • by ... on Jan 27, 2012 at 03:30 PM
    Barbour should be locked up right along with them too!
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