A former assistant district attorney has been charged with conspiracy and is no longer employed with the Hinds County District Attorney's Office.
According to court documents, between June 2013 and February 2016, Ivon Johnson, along with others, corruptly accepted a series of transactions totaling $5,000 or more. The primary object of the conspiracy was to get money in exchange for favorable treatment in court proceedings in Hinds County.
Johnson is accused of accepting money from a co-conspirator totaling at least $15,000, on behalf of criminal defendants, including a defendant charged with a felony offense.
Court documents say that in October 2014, Johnson moved to reduce a bond amount from approximately $15,000 to approximately $3,500 in exchange for $500.
This is a developing story.
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