Former Hinds Assistant DA admits to taking bribe

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Former employees of the Hinds County District attorney’s office, turned FBI informants, took the stand in the trial of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. The county’s top prosecutor is being charged with helping criminal defendants.

Former assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson testified, saying that while working in the DA’s office, he took $500 dollars from a woman named Marietta Harris, to help an unknown defendant.