The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 2/4/8

Some men cry because they get caught doing something wrong.

Joey Langston cries, not because he got caught, but because he’s so ashamed of what he’s done, says Tim Gann, his longtime best friend.

“How will I face anybody?” has been Langston’s question, Gann said, as Prentiss County’s most prominent citizen awaits his fate from Chief Judge Michael Mills in Oxford’s U.S. District Court.

Earlier this month, Langston admitted he tried to bribe a judge. It may be the worst thing a lawyer can ever do.

But Mississippi’s 2007 Trial Lawyer of the Year, the man who has won millions of dollars in fees from a decades-long legal career, isn’t a lawyer any more. That was one price of his Jan. 7 guilty plea.