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Attorney General Jim Hood is accusing Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, the county’s top prosecutor, of various inappropriate communications with defendants Christopher Butler and Darnell Dixon/Turner, seemingly to try to help them beat their charges, including meeting with each of them himself in their jail cells with no one else present.

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UPDATED: Indictment Snares Attorney Previously Used to Defend DA Smith

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith was the high-profile name listed in a three-count felony indictment today. But the other is an assistant district attorney who Smith’s attorney claims …

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DA Files: What the Heck is ‘Ex Parte’?

A common denominator in the myriad of charges Attorney General Jim Hood has leveled against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is his alleged use of “ex parte communications.”


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