Langston to be sentenced Dec. 16

Joey Langston, once one of Mississippi’s most successful trial lawyers, will learn Dec. 16 how much prison time he’ll do for his guilty plea in a judicial bribery scheme he claims involves former tobacco industry adversary Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.

In this case, Langston has told federal authorities that he, Scruggs and others conspired to influence Hinds Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter for help in a lawsuit over asbestos case fees.

A document filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Oxford sets Langston’s sentencing for 10 a.m. Dec. 16 before Chief Judge Michael P. Mills.

No others have been legally ensnared in this case, although Scruggs and DeLaughter insist they have done nothing wrong.

NE MS Daily Journal