Ex-Judge DeLaughter ordered to Kentucky prison

OXFORD — Former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter has been ordered to report to a federal prison in McCreary, Ky., on Jan. 4 to begin serving an 18-month sentence for obstruction of justice.

DeLaughter had asked the U.S. District Court in Oxford to be placed in a federal facility in Pensacola, Fla., or Montgomery, Ala.

DeLaughter’s attorneys were notified of the prison site in a letter filed in the Oxford court on Tuesday.

DeLaughter was sentenced in November on charges he lied to an FBI agent during a judicial corruption investigation.

DeLaughter resigned as a judge when he pleaded guilty.

The Associated Press