Record reveals bribery investigation continues

JACKSON, MS (AP) - Court records reveal that an attorney who helped put Richard "Dickie" Scruggs behind bars recently testified before a federal grand jury.

Booneville attorney Joey Langston was representing Scruggs when Scruggs became entangled in a high-profile bribery scandal last year.

It wasn't long before the FBI raided Langston's office, then pressured him to take a plea bargain and cooperate with investigators.

Scruggs was one of the most powerful attorneys in the country before being sent to prison.

Court records this week reveal that Langston testified before a federal grand jury Oct. 23 in an ongoing bribery investigation.

Langston's already pleaded guilty to trying to influence Hinds County Judge Bobby DeLaughter.

No one else has been charged in that case.

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