DeLaughter, feds talk deal

Federal prosecutors and attorneys for Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter have discussed what a possible plea bargain might involve, The Clarion-Ledger has learned.

Those close to the investigation, however, cautioned that this doesn’t mean the defense is pursuing a deal.

DeLaughter has repeatedly and publicly proclaimed his innocence, and his Aug. 17 trial date sounds more certain than ever.

“In no foreseeable event will the cause of this trial be delayed,” U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson recently wrote in granting the defense’s request to push back a deadline for motions for another 28 days.

Jerry Mitchell
Clarion Ledger