One of the most sweeping judicial bribery investigations in Mississippi lead to law enforcement taking $425,000 from former district attorney. Ed Peters was the Hinds County District Attorney for almost 30 years. No formal charges have been made public, but prosecutors have alleged his involvement in judicial bribes in court documents. A court order has issued the money be held by the U.S. Marshals Service until further ruling.
Peters retired in 2001. He is most well-known for prosecuting a white supremacist in the cold case murder of a Mississippi civil rights leader.