A quick review:
- When he was law license was being revoked by the state bar, Peters arrogantly said he didn't care since he was planning to retire anyway and wouldn't defend the matter.
- Then after his good friend and co-conspirator Judge Bobby DeLaughter struck a plea deal and pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in a bribery case, we pointed out the monstrous Mississippi mistake when U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee granted Ed Peters full immunity and only required partial payment of the money Peters earned off the same bribery case.
- Early last month, news reports discussed how Ed Peters was involved with aerospace company Eaton Corporation's lawsuit against another aerospace firm called Frisby for stealing trade secrets being heard by his pal (and now disgraced) Judge DeLaughter. Eaton had a rock solid case against Frisby, until this revelation tainted their case and raised speculation that Eaton corporate executives would be possibly indicted.
Now, this week, the Pied Piper Peters caused an expanding legal fight in the Eaton vs. Frisby case.
From the Jackson Clarion Ledger:
Read the full article here.
Frisby attorneys allege DeLaughter's rulings favored Eaton once Peters, a former Hinds County district attorney, entered the case on behalf of Eaton. Peters' alleged influence on DeLaughter in the Eaton vs. Frisby case has come up in DeLaughter's unrelated criminal case involving former lawyer Dickie Scruggs. DeLaughter pleaded guilty to a federal obstruction of justice charge in that case. Peters was granted immunity. In motions filed Tuesday, Frisby's legal team asks the judge overseeing DeLaughter's criminal case to release all statements or grand jury testimony made by Peters regarding Eaton vs. Frisby.
"The Frisby litigants are now trying to determine exactly who was involved, along with Peters, in the (alleged) successful attempt to influence Judge DeLaughter's rulings in Eaton v. Frisby," according to court documents. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Norman said he wouldn't turn over the information without a court order because grand jury information is kept secret by law. He wouldn't comment further. No ruling has been made on the motions.