Analysis: Corruption sweeps Mississippi again

“Our attorney general should be prosecuting these public-corruption matters,” Hurst said. “If our attorney general was prosecuting these cases with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, we wouldn’t be No. 1 in the nation in public corruption.”

Hurst was referring to a study of Cheol Liu of the City University of Hong Kong and John L. Mikesell of Indiana University that covered federal convictions from 1976 to 2008.

Hood was invited via email Friday to weigh in on the issue, but he didn’t respond to those questions.

Sun Herald