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Plaintiffs' lawyers found guilty of bribery and racketeering

As the AP reports, infamous plaintiffs' attorney Paul Minor, who amassed a fortune from asbestos, tobacco, med-mal and automobile suits, was found guilty of 11 crimes, ranging from racketeering to bribery. He faces up to 95 years in prison.

Convicted of receiving his bribes were former Circuit Judge John Whitfield and former Chancellor Wes Teel. Whitfield could get a 50-year term and Teel could get 25 years.

Sentencing for all three was set for June 14.

Wally discussed this case two weeks ago, appropriately noting the NY Times' favorable treatment of the likes of Minor and Dickie Scruggs. Here's hoping they will find news of Minor's conviction fit to print.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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