BREAKING NEWS:Joey Langston gets prison sentence

Thiry-six months in prison is Joey Langston’s punishment for his admitted involvement in Northeast Mississippi’s second judicial bribery scandal since November 2007. He was also fined $250,000.

Langston must report to prison by 2 p.m. on Jan. 15.

Langston, 51, once one of the state’s most successful plaintiffs’ attorneys, stood before U.S. District Chief Judge Michael P. Mills this morning to hear his sentence and make his first public statements about his crimes since his surprise guilty plea Jan. 7.

NE MS Daily Journal