Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pied Piper Ed Peters

Meet Ed Peters, former District Attorney of Hinds County, Mississippi. He and others were involved in a bribery and influencing ring with a Mississippi State Judge. Some of the other ring members are in prison and the judge has been indicted.

The Rove Republican Racket is using him to go after successful Democratic fund-raisers like Paul Minor and politicians in a State well-known for their hateful persecution of "those of a different political persuasion."

Now come the news from reliable sources that the sweetheart deal Ed Peters received by the Rove Racket, including full immunity and only partial payment of a $1 million bribery payoff, is being closely reviewed. Prosecutorial misconduct? Most likely.

Like the Pied Piper, Peters has sung ambitious Assistant U.S. Attorneys down a dangerous path to save himself and provide another embarrassing episode in a state many call "backwards."

1 comment:

  1. Usually the rule is, first one in gets the best deal. Peters was talking to the US Attorney the day after the FBI raided the Scruggs Law Firm. He flipped on Joey Langston. Joey Langston flipped on Scruggs, Balducci, Patterson, Backstrom and the other Scruggs. So essentially Peters handed the US Attorney six convictions all of which made pleas and none of which had to go to trial. He deserves a good deal. Maybe full immunity was TOO sweet. But not by much.