Lawyer’s suit over bribery arrest settled

Published 2:30 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011

Federal court records show a Hattiesburg attorney has settled his lawsuit against Pearl River County over his claims his arrest on a bribery complaint in 2009 was in retaliation for past disputes with the local sheriff.

Details of the settlement were not made public. A federal judge signed an order Feb. 17 dismissing the lawsuit.

Glenn L. White had sued the sheriff, three deputies and the county in 2010.

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White had been arrested in 2009 for allegedly bribing a county jail inmate to influence testimony related to the investigation of a Picayune bonding company. The attorney general’s office later dropped the charges.