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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Defense in OHS threat case files response

A defense attorney for the former Oxford High School students arrested last week for making threats against the school online say any request to examine their clients to determine if Joshua Brandon Pillault was insane at the time he made the threats premature. (October 15, 2012, Page 5A)

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    Adams one step closer to U.S. Attorney position

    Felicia Adams is one step closer to being appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi after a Senate Judicial Committee approved her appointment. (June 10, 2011, Page 2A)

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      Prosecutor disqualified in Scruggs case

      U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. disqualified Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Norman from future proceedings involving Zach Scruggs. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)

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        Scruggs presses case to regain law license

        A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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          Adams nominated for U.S. Attorney

          President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his intent to nominate Felicia C. Adams to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. Adams is currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi. (March 3, 2011, Page 1)

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            Another interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District sworn in

            The second interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District was sworn into office Wednesday to temporarily fill the job that was left open when former U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee retired last year.

            Chief Judge Michael P. Mills, on behalf of the judges for the Northern District of Mississippi, announced the appointment of John Marshall Alexander as Interim U.S. Attorney, effective Dec. 28. Mills swore Alexander into office on Wednesday morning at the Federal Courthouse in Oxford. (December 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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              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)

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