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Resentencing delayed for Paul Minor, former judges John Whitfield and Wes Teel

posted Mar 19, 2011, 9:55 AM by Nancy Swan   [ updated Mar 19, 2011, 10:07 AM by Thomas Swan ]
After an hour on the stand I was besieged by the media, interviewed by print media and AP Holbrook Mohr, and interviewed on Jackson WLBT TV  My testimony is now being reviewed by U. S. Attorneys for possible testimony for the re sentencing hearing on Monday and possibly into Tuesday.   See story of Toxic Justice.  I will post Part Three, the final part of my testimony after the hearing on my blog.  Part One and Part Two are on my blog.

Posted on Fri, Mar. 11, 2011, Biloxi Mississippi Sun Herald

Resentencing delayed for Minor, 2 former judges

By HOLBROOK MOHR

"JACKSON -- AP The resentencing hearing for imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor and two former Mississippi judges has been delayed until Tuesday so the presiding judge can consider requests to vacate the convictions.

U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate heard arguments Friday on defense motions to throw out the convictions and said he will rule on the matter Tuesday. If he refuses to vacate the convictions, Wingate said he will re-sentence the men that afternoon.

Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be resentenced because a federal appeals court dismissed some of the judicial corruption charges on which they were convicted in 2007. The court upheld honest services fraud convictions against each of the men and Minor’s racketeering conviction. . . (more)

"Swan told The Associated Press that Minor was her attorney in a personal injury case in which Whitfield was the judge. She said the men conspired to hurt her case. She also claimed to be the “informant” who first contacted the FBI about alleged misconduct."