Thursday, December 15, 2016

Too Sweet says he paid bribes to D.A.

The District Attorney's relationship with Too Sweet apparently went sour.   Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson told the FBI that he paid bribes "directly" to Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. Too Sweet's testimony was recently submitted by the Attorney General in its prosecution against the D.A.  A Hinds County grand jury indicted Smith in September for three counts of improperly helping defendants. 


Former Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson pleaded guilty in July for accepting bribes in exchange for giving favorable treatment to criminal defendants.  He is a witness in State of Mississippi v. Robert Shuler Smith.  Henderson was indicted for two counts of conspiracy to bribe a public official in July as well. Earlier post. Henderson was a convicted drug dealer but Governor Haley Barbour pardoned him as he left office.  However, a grand jury indicted Henderson in August for illegal possession of two firearms.  Too Sweet has a felony conviction in Illinois in 1996.  He apparently had two firearms in his possession when he was arrested in July.  Earlier post. 

 

Mr. Smith told the court that he was investigating the "alleged bribery schemes being perpetuated in his office by members of his staff."  However, the prosecution challenged that claim in a motion submitted on December 2.  Prosecutors claim that Henderson testified he paid bribes directly to the D.A.  The motion states:

3. In point of fact, evidence of other bribery activities are recounted in the FBI 302 report of interview of Robert Earl Henderson (also known as “Too Sweet”) which has been provided to the defense in discovery in this case. In that FBI 302, Henderson recounts numerous instances of monies being passed directly to Smith. Henderson has been indicted for bribery. A copy of the Henderson indictment is attached hereto as Exhibit A. Accordingly, testimony regarding the bribery scheme in which Henderson was involved is admissible under Rule 404(b) to show motive, intent, knowledge, identity and absence of mistake. Admission of such evidence is further authorized to permit the State to tell a complete story and to avoid confusion among the jurors.

 A FBI 302 is a form used for interviews.

Kingfish note: Too Sweet's testimony is somewhat surprising as he is pretty hard-core.  It appears that Too Sweet soured on the prospect of prison and flipped.  


38 comments:

Anonymous said...

This saga is like the energizer bunny or a timex watch.

Anonymous said...

say it ain't so. Too Sweet done gone and dunn it now

Anonymous said...

Smith was listed as a reference for Too Sweet when he applied for his pardon. Smith's name is on the form. Pardon file can be found at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/documents/2012/jun/27/henderson-pardon-file/

Anonymous said...

Can someone please get a comment from George Soros and Fat Bobby on this?

Anonymous said...

looks like Too Sweet just got the Ed Peters treatment....roll on him and you get to go fish.

RSS will not go to jail....this will end tragically I am afraid.

Anonymous said...

If you can't trust a man named "too sweet",then
who can you trust!!!

Anonymous said...

There is better evidence that Putin influenced our elections

exjxnres said...

What a tangled web we weave.........

Anonymous said...

So why hasn't anyone indicted RSS for accepting bribes al la Ivon?

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on a shred of evidence implicating McBride.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on a shred of evidence NOT implicating Smith.

Anonymous said...

"Money passed directly to Smith". These nuts really want Smith out bad to try to make this fly. "Too Sweet" is going to flip again when he juggles the statement before or at trial. Smith may be a lot of things but with confessed crooks working in his office he's not going to take bribes directly. Really?

Anonymous said...

4:51. Keep up. He accepted bribes before he learned of other crooks in his office. Clueless people are frustrating.

Put Up Or Shut Up.. said...


All these repetitive piss-ant remarks about Ed Peters and nary a shred of evidence or link to any investigation of the man or his practices. If you didn't like him, fine, but PUT the hell up or SHUT the hell up.

Anonymous said...

7:53
Ed Peters rolled on Delaughter not unlike a steam roller.

You are either blind or stupid...or both.

Get a grip on life.

I work there, I know said...

It's messed up, AG and FBI are buying everything that Ivon and Too Sweet are selling, but AG refused to even meet with McBride.

Anonymous said...

11:59
WRONG! McBride lied, period.

Anonymous said...

7:53
You know absolutely nothing about ANY of those cases envolving Delaughter, Peters, et.al.
That is just stupid. I like both men fine and worked with both. Truth hurts but both are bad guys.

Clara Asks Where's The Beef.. said...

Claiming someone is 'a bad guy' is not exactly supporting documentation and is way the hell far from permissible except in a conversation at Shuckers.

Rolling on DeLaughter is what anybody ought to have done. So, now a man is crooked because he gives honest testimony about a crooked judge? I see how you monday morning lawyers work.

Anonymous said...



11:59 You have no idea what you are talking about. Making a statement like that just shows how stupid you are. Produce ANY evidence showing McBride did ANYTHING against the law!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@ 7:43
I think you misunderstand 11:59's post

Anonymous said...

Clara, Clara, Calra.....
Peters is a friend....friends still get away w/ bad $#!t. You know where the beef is. I may be real stupid but I am telling the absolute truth.

Ed Peter's Principle said...

Trust me! I'm telling the truth! I worked with him and know! I knew a man who knew a man! I know what I'm talking about and you don't! You have no idea! I do!

Again, nitwits, put up or shut up. DeLaughter, in a court process with a man wearing a black robe holding a wooden hammer, was found to be guilty, sentenced to jail and ruined his career. Peters may be the lowest form of mankind in the nastiest sewer on earth. But he's been convicted of nothing.

Oh, but you knew a man who knew a man and you want us to 'trust you'.

Anonymous said...

Peters is guilty as hell..., Peters sang like a bird.
He is a friend to no one but himself.
This was not his first or last rodeo.
We all can thank Ed Peters for the gift of Robert S. Smith and what he has cost Hinds County. Those of YOU who work(ed) should not need an explanation.

THAT'S THE BEEF! Clara @ 6:45 AM

Anonymous said...

Facts:

DeLaughter pled guilty to lying to the FBI.

That was after Ed Peters turned federal informant and stated that he was paid $1M to influence DeLaughter.

For those 2 of you who discount the negativity towards Ed Peters, all you have to do is some internet research.

Tom Freeland and numerous others, including me, blogged about this long ago. The juvenile attempt to rewrite history is out of ignorance, I'm sure, Clara.

Lastly, Clara, Ed Peters "rolling on DeLaughter" was a Ed Peters admitting he accepted $1M to influence DeLaughter in the Eaton case. The person that admitted wrongdoing avoided prosecution and the person convicted, really didn't have any concrete evidence that he was wholly in the wrong except for listening to, what he thought, was a friend.

Google and read. It's a good story and one someone should write a book about.

Anonymous said...

CLARA is a fool!

Anonymous said...

McBride lied to the AG in a criminal investigation. Not smart, criminal...

Anonymous said...

6:45 AM
Aren't you married to one.

Anonymous said...

Clara, put up or shut up your own self! You are never at a loss for words and always make yourself "loud and clear"! Tell us all here and now, because we don't all hang out at Shuckers, what an honest and good guy Ed Peters is. You know him well so give us all of your "supporting documentation".

A Friend Of Clara.. said...

Meanwhile, all you Clara-Haters offer no evidence of Peters' wrong-doing. All you do is tell us what we already know. Put up or shut up. Concrete evidence of a felony. We've seen your Bull but where's your beef?

Anonymous said...

If you friends of Clara know, then you know Peters got a freebie rather than a felony, in exchange for his testimony. He is a thug.

Anonymous said...

No indictment in exchange for GJ testimony. You FOC's know that; hell we all know that. It has nothing to do with liking or disliking Clara.
Peters is a thug, just like RSS.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like former Peter's staff.

Anonymous said...

Somehow McBride needs to duck the crossfire between The AG's Office and RSS.

Anonymous said...

Peters is a good man???

Peters forked over all his cash, his law license, and testified that he was paid to bribe a judge.

If that is a "good man," you will love RSS and friends.

Hell, in your world, they will be Peoples of the Year.

Anonymous said...

Nobody said they hare CLARA; she is just vulgar, loud, rude and obnoxious. In fact, she is a decent person.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic...

F.O.C. said...

Clara didn't claim Peters is 'a good man' or 'an honest and good guy' and never claimed he was decent.

She merely asked you to prove your statements about him rather than throwing crap at the wall.

"No indictment in exchange for GJ testimony. You FOC's know that; hell we all know that."

If you have a link to that or proof of the deal, post it. If you post a credible link, both Clara and I will apologize for calling you conspiracy theorists and EP haters.

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