The Clarion-Ledger, 12/12/7

The north Mississippi lawyer who has pleaded guilty to judicial bribery charges also brought against Dickie Scruggs – is still listed as representing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in litigation against Eli Lilly.

But Hood’s office said Tuesday the court papers are misleading because Balducci is no longer representing Hood.

“The Langston law firm is handling the state’s case against Eli Lilly, and they will continue to do so,” said Geoffrey Morgan, chief of staff. “To the best of my knowledge, Tim Balducci has not handled any part of the Eli Lilly case since Dec. 1, 2006, when he left the Langston firm.”