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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Hailman gives inside look at federal cases

Is true crime something you like to read about? How about true crime that’s local? Editor Don Whitten writes about longtime federal prosecutor and local attorney John Hailman’s recent book, “From Midnight to Guntown,” and how it offers the ins and outs of federal cases that will seem very familiar to many. (May 8, 2013, Page 4A)

Lawsuit against Scruggs book authors back on

The lawsuit against a political blogger and former federal prosecutor who wrote a book about the legal events leading up to the conviction of former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in a judicial bribery case has been is back before the Mississippi Supreme Court. (March 13, 2013, Page 2)

Lawsuit against Scruggs book authors dismissed

The lawsuit against a political blogger and a former federal prosecutor who wrote a book about the legal events leading up to the conviction of former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in a judicial bribery case has been dismissed. (December 20, 2012, Page 3)

Lawsuit against authors dismissed

A Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger who were accused of slander against FBI agent Hal Neilson. (July 18, 2011, Page 2)

Gov. declares State of Emergency

Gov. Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday for Lafayette County after severe storms ripped through the area, destroying homes, businesses and claiming the life of an Oxford man. Organizations have mobilized to the affected areas, offering food, clothing and comfort. (April 28, 2011, Page 1)

FBI agent sues authors of Scruggs’ book

An FBI agent in Oxford claims a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger made false statements against him in a book they wrote about the judicial bribery scandal involving former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.

Oxford attorney Christi McCoy filed the suit on Dec. 2 in Lafayette County Circuit Court on behalf of her client, Philip Halbert “Hal” Neilson.

The suit names authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange and the publishing company, The Pediment Group, and claims in the book, “King of Torts,” Dawson, a retired U.S. assistant attorney, lied and made slanderous statements about Neilson in his book in retaliation for Neilson filing an official complaint against Dawson in 2001. (December 10, 2010, Page 2A)

Locals launch TEA party in Oxford

The Taxed Enough Already — or TEA — party now has a home in Oxford after Senior Status Judge Kay Cobb founded a local chapter. The group, not affiliated with the national or state party, will have its first meeting on April 17 at Avent Park. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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