DeLaughter, 58, pleaded guilty in 2009 to lying to the FBI about illegal conversations he had with longtime friend Ed Peters
about a case over which DeLaughter presided.
The case was a legal fees awsuit against Richard “Dickie” Scruggs of Oxford and others.
DeLaughter’s plea deal sent him to prison for 18 months. He was released
in April 2011 but was due for two years’ supervised release.