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Hinds County DA goes to trial

JACKSON, Miss.- Hinds County District Attorney, Robert Shuler Smith is set to be in court Monday. 

He is facing two counts of hindering prosecution in the first degree, felony –charges punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 on each count.

Smith, 45, was also indicted by the grand gury for violating Mississippi Code Section 97-11-3, which states that a DA shall not “consult, advise, counsel or defend” a person charged with a crime. If convicted of that charge, Smith faces removal from office and a fine of up to $500.

18 individuals have been summoned to appear in court, and all are expected to be in attendance.

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