Judicial Bribery Trial Delayed Yet Again - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Judicial Bribery Trial Delayed Yet Again

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate has rescheduled for Oct. 23 the start of a second trial in Mississippi's judicial bribery case. Wingate set the new date Wednesday after a conference with prosecutors and defense lawyers. The U.S. Marshal's Service reported that it would not have the staff to provide security if the trial started in September as scheduled.

Gulf Coast attorney Paul Minor is accused of bribing former state court Judges John Whitfield and Wes Teel. Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. was acquitted of bribery charges after a three-month trial last summer, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges against Minor, Teel and Whitfield.

Minor, 60, is undergoing court-ordered treatment for alcohol abuse at a residential center in Rankin County.

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