State Audit Dept. employees indictment case remains in limbo

Attorneys for a deputy state auditor have asked a judge to force the Hinds County district attorney to produce discovery records or dismiss the indictment against him since no action has taken place in the case since the arraignment in March 16, 2016…

…Huggins, and co-defendant Karei McDonald, deputy director of investigations, were indicted Feb. 26, 2016, of willfully hindering the prosecution of Ben Allen, president of Downtown Jackson Partners, in an investigation by District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

The indictment claims Huggins and McDonald “by means of deception and or intimidation” prevented delivery of subpoenaed files to the district attorney’s office and prevented others from delivering files “by directing them to not copy or deliver parts of said investigatory file.”

Clarion Ledger