QUINN – DeLaughter comes to Oxford

Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter, who is under indictment in a federal bribery scandal, and his attorney met with U.S. attorneys behind closed doors Monday concerning a dispute over whether DeLaughter should be allowed to inspect grand jury minutes typically kept under seal.

DeLaughter’s attorney, Thomas Durkin of Chicago, would not comment about what was discussed at the meeting, but described it as “very productive.”

In a motion filed last month, Durkin said a federal judge should open the grand jury information because prosecutors possibly broke the law when asking a grand jury to indict DeLaughter.

Clarion-Ledger
4/28/9