Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Breaking: AG drops charges against DA

Attorney General Jim Hood asked Special Judge James Bell to drop the charges against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.  Judge Bell approved the motion and dismissed the charges against Mr. Smith. The motion and order are posted below.

Mr. Hood's prosecutors arrested Mr. Smith in June and charged him with five counts of improperly assisting criminal defendants and one count of misusing a grand jury to intimidate a judge. All of the charges were misdemeanors.   Mr. Smith argued in several motions that the Mississippi Constitution required the A.G. to seek an indictment before arresting or prosecuting him.  The A.G. and Judge Bell apparently agreed with his argument and dismissed the charges.

Kingfish note: Mr. Hood's prosecutors are probably seeking an indictment from a grand jury.




38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fire them all.. How in god's name do we have such incompetence in Mississippi. We expect it on the Federal level but holy crap.

Either the AG or DA are worthless. After all the stories I have read they are both worthless.

Cock of the walk said...

Something smells fishy

Anonymous said...

This is not over. Robert is in deep scat.
Also, don't forget... the Feds are involved in the investigation and the prosecution of Smith's antics.

Anonymous said...

The fix is in.....what a septic tank of buffoonery !

Anonymous said...

2:48, you really don't believe this matter is over and done. If so, you are incredibly and rediculously naive.

Anonymous said...

I know Hood and it ain't over. Additionally, the Mississippi Bar is envolved.

Anonymous said...

I see a punt to the FEDS.

Anonymous said...

The fat lady ain't sung til yet!

Anonymous said...

RSS, I love you man!, stop communicating with known criminals after business hours. It just don't look good! You are the DA, not the Public Defender!!! Whatever you are taking to medicate yourself, get it prescribed by a competent board certified MD. Oh, and please get a Mentor.

Anonymous said...


Hood is a Democrat---That's all that needs to be said.

I'm still having a hard time (after all these years) trying to figure out why Hood paid Moore millions of dollars to go after WorldCom---why so much and how is Moore getting Hood his share of the funds? Not one person has ever tried to follow the money---I guarantee Moore is getting it to him thru someone---aunt, uncle, nephew, child.

I'm not sure but I think it was around $8,000,000---Taxpayers money. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Please take the time to read both the AG's Motion and the Order signed by Judge Bell. The Motion clearly indicates that the prosecution of the defendant will continue and the Order was signed "without prejudice".

Anonymous said...

3:28...Whatever.

Anonymous said...

2:48 is correct inasmuch as it's smart to resist the assumption that any given conflict is a Good Guy vs. a Bad Guy.

Anonymous said...

Read the Motion and Order. Any questions?

Anonymous said...

3:28, I assume you are referring to Former AG Mike Moore. I think a lot of people would like to see where the money went for the tobacco fund. Remember, Dickie Scruggs became super wealthy so it leads me to believe there were a lot more players at the table than were reported.

Anonymous said...


TO: 3:43

You see, that's the whole problem---you respond with "Whatever" like it's a fairy tale---it is very true---get you head out of your ass and wake up to the fact that we all are being taken by the very people we elect. You must also be a Democrat---Google it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Yarber prayed it away.

Anonymous said...

3:55 Whatever is correct. You have a problem and it is not that you are a Republican.

Anonymous said...

Ha! @ 3:58

Hood Don't Prosecute Fambly.. said...

Do this mean Shuler's momma be fryin' chicken tonite for a block-party?

Anonymous said...

Short story is the AG office (Stan Alexander) didn't know the law before they charged RSS. Waide taught them the first of many lessons to come.

Anonymous said...

no indictment

Anonymous said...

this is all tied to the corruption at MBN. it will play out with a lot of casutlies

Anonymous said...

I'll bet on MBN, AG, FBI against DA. Realize that there are plenty of MBN haters here, but my guess is that RSS will be going down with his dealer.

Anonymous said...

This is not Stan's case.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Stanley and his comrades thought RSS would just fold like a lawnchair under their heat and vacate the office too embarrassed to fight. RSS is one of those people who might go down, but being a DA means he has enough dirt in his files to take some with him. By now there are people at MBN and the AG's office wondering if this was worth it in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Robert Smith is as dumb as a stump. He wouldn't know how to take anyone down unless he stuck his slew foot out to trip them. He is so stupid that he would bring a blanket to a wet dream.

Johnny Weir said...

WAPT said the charges were dropped so the AG could present this to a grand jury. Jim Hood is going to dot all the i's & cros all th T's.

Anonymous said...

These comments are truly astounding.

Read the "Kingfish note" sentence just before the comments begin. [clears throat, taps microphone]

Mr. Hood's prosecutors are probably seeking an indictment from a grand jury.

Listen, people. The charges that were dismissed were misdemeanors.

This information is in front of your faces, and many of you are all, "THE FIX IS IN! HOOD'S A DEMOCRAT!"

No one should wonder why Trump won the primary. Or why Mississippi is the dumbest state in America.

Good grief.

Anonymous said...

Well said!
Thanks 10:21 AM, although if you will notice, some comments were on point throughput the thread, beginning with 2:53 PM. But yeah, "Good grief" is right on.

Smartest Man In The Room.. said...

So, to be clear, we're not yet being told how, but Kingfish has figured out a way to take credit for it all.....

Where's my prize?

Anonymous said...

Smith was about to indict two of Hood's assistant. Hood had to move fast so he arrested Smith on misdemeanor charges that don't require an indictment to block Smith from coming after his guys. Now that Smith is in turmoil, Hood has had time to get everything together to seek felony indictments. The felony conviction will remove Smith from office; the misdemeanors wouldn't and were just used as a temporary fix.

Having said that, I think they're all dirty.

Anonymous said...

Having read that, I think you are a nut.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 2:26 - was agreeing with your analysis until you screwed it up at the end. The misdemeanors would have removed Smith from office as well. Look up the particular statute - the penalty includes automatic removal from office.

But otherwise, think you are on target.

Anonymous said...

In light of RSS's indictment today, I wanted to thank the brilliant minds at 2:48, 2:55, 3:28, 6:02, 6:09, and 8:55 for their expert legal commentary. Great job girls.

Anonymous said...

Robert Smith may be in deep trouble, but is the AG's office smart enough to pull it off. Not one person in the whole AG's office knew they needed a grand jury's indictment until Jim Waide quoted the law to them. I've seen the AG's office in action in court. They are not the most competent group of attorneys. If they want to take Smith down, they had better hire outside counsel. Besides, I think Robert Smith will take some folks down with him, i.e. AG's office, MBN, MBI. This is going to get very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Elect crooked people Shazam you get corruption. Funny how that works
Hood will get elected again. Smith will get elected again if he is not convicted
Jackson, sadly, can not and will not change because the oh so smart voters here
Will continue to place the same crooks in office.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the federal shit hits the fan.

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