Corruption money trial starts Monday - - Jackson, MS

Corruption money trial starts Monday

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By Sam Mount - email

Jackson, Miss. (WLBT) - A federal judge will begin to decide Monday who will get thousands of dollars of money seized as part of the corruption case that sent a former Mississippi judge and several lawyers to prison.

$425,000 is at stake. The money was taken from former Hinds County District Attorney Ed Peters.

Peters was allegedly was paid $1 million in the civil case. He cooperated with prosecutors and was not charged in the case.

The government wants to keep the money.

But, the attorney involved in the lawsuit against former lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs when the corruption took place says he should get it.

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