Minor to stay in jail during Miss. judicial bribery retrial

Published 11:16 pm Saturday, March 3, 2007

Gulf Coast attorney Paul S. Minor will remain in the Madison County jail during his judicial bribery trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate had under review for several weeks, Minor’s request to be allowed to stay at his parents home in Jackson during the trial.

In his Feb. 5 request, Minor proposed that he put down a $500,000 cash bond and pay for an off-duty law officer to be stationed 24 hours a day outside his parents’ residence.

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“The court isn’t persuaded by any of Minor’s proposals,” Wingate said Friday in denying Minor’s motion.

Minor has been locked up since September in the Madison County Jail for violating terms of his bond.

Minor and former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield are on retrial in Wingate’s courtroom on bribery charges.

The trial resumes Monday in federal court in Jackson.