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Former Hinds County Judge free after serving sentence

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A former Hinds County Circuit Court Judge, completed his sentence this weekend for his part in a judicial corruption case.

Bobby DeLaughter was released from McCreary Federal Penitentiary in Kentucky to a halfway house a couple weeks ago to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Federal Prisons says DeLaughter could not leave the house until his release Saturday.

In 2009, the former Hinds County Circuit judge pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and admitted to lying to the FBI during a judicial corruption investigation involving Attorney Dickie Scruggs.

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