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Hinds County District Attorney banned from trying cases

JACKSON, Miss. -. Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill has banned Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith from having anything to do with the county’s grand juries or the ability to try cases in his courtroom.

Judge Weill issued the ban Thursday after Smith was arrested Wednesday for illegally aiding defendants.

Attorney General Jim Hood added to Smith’s charges after Smith called many of Hood’s employees before a grand jury. If found guilty of any of these six misdemeanor counts Smith will be removed from his position as the Hinds County district attorney.

Officials are still discussing if a temporary district attorney will be needed.

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