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Status conference set in judicial bribery lawsuit

posted Sep 11, 2011, 3:24 PM by Nancy Swan   [ updated Sep 29, 2011, 11:50 PM ]
U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate has scheduled a status conference in the case for Sept. 23.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit, USF&G Insurance Co., asked for the conference, saying the litigation has been on hold since December 2010 because of the criminal case against former attorney Paul Minor and former Harrison County Chancery Judge Wes Teel . . .

Minor, 65, and former Harrison County Circuit Judge John Whitfield, 49, had their sentences reduced, too, but they remain in prison. Whitfield is not a party in the USF&G lawsuit.

In asking for the status conference, USF&G said the criminal matters have been taken care of and the civil lawsuit should move forward.

The status conference requested by USF&G has one huge flaw.

USF&G was not the sole victim of the Minor/Whitfield/Teel bribery (gift) scheme.  Therefore USF&G cannot evidence of sole propriety to any or all damages resulting from the Minor/Whitfield/Teel  bribery/fraud/racketeering convictions. 

Testimony under seal in the MInor/Whitfield bribery case evidences that Paul Minor had several cases before Judge John Whitfield during the time Minor was paying cash ($150,00) to Judge Whitfield and on which Judge Whitfield ruled in Minor's favor.  Paul Minor and his partner in the Swan vs. Carboline case, Judy Guice, both admitted (audiotaped) to at least three ex parte meetings with Judge Whitfield with the intent to influence Judge Whitfield's decision.

From 1998 - 11/2000 the Swan v Carboline was also being heard by John Whitfield.  Also being heard was the consolidated case of almost two dozen former chemically injured students and teachers of Long Beach Middle School, Mississippi. 

According to a recorded statement by Carboline's Defense attorney Harry Allen Esq.of Gulfport, a "technical" problem had prohibited the consolidated students case from receiving insurance proceeds.  From the time Judge Whitfield was assigned my case in 1998 and up to the present, he has helped Paul Minor cover up the theft of settlement funds in the Swan case, to use as bribes for himself, and used to pay off litigants in another case. 

Copies of court documents, judicial and bar complaints, and correspondence signed by Paul Minor,  Judy Guice, attorney John Hester, and judge and former judge John Whitfield from 1998 to 2002, including bar complaints will be posted on the blog page of in the coming weeks prior to the Sept. 23 proposed hearing by Judge Wingate. 

These documents are sealed and remain in affect in the Harrison County Circuit Court, including the threats by John Whitfield in an attempt to insure my silence.