The Sun Herald, 8/6/8

State Auditor Stacey Pickering has asked a judge to decide whether it was legal for an outside law firm to receive $14 million for their work on Mississippi’s settlement with MCI Inc.

Pickering filed his motion with Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd on Tuesday.

At issue is the fee paid to the law office of Joey Langston for assisting Attorney General Jim Hood in the 2005 settlement with MCI over tax law violations.