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By John Hailman

As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman labored with federal brokers, attorneys, judges, and criminals of each stripe. In From middle of the night to Guntown, he recounts notable trials and undesirable man antics from the darkly funny to the needlessly tragic.

as well as financial institution robbers--generally the dumbest criminals--Hailman describes rip-off artists, hit males, secure witnesses, colourful informants, corrupt officers, undesirable men with humorous nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and people defendants who had a definite roguish allure. numerous of his defendants and sufferers have on account that had entire books written approximately them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett until, Chicago gang chief Jeff fortress, and Paddy Mitchell, chief of the main profitable financial institution theft gang of the 20th century. yet Hailman promises the interior tale not anyone else can. He additionally recounts his frightening reports after Sept. 11 whilst he prosecuted terrorism instances.

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One thing did worry me at first: How would Willie Nelson feel about being surrounded by Feds after his well-publicized troubles with the IRS? Turns out it was no problem. We began swapping courtroom war stories. Willie liked my stories about incompetent bank robbers like the one whose getaway car wouldn’t start and the one who wrote his demand note on the back of his personal check. The next day, as we were leaving, Willie told James, “That fellow from Mississippi who tells those stories. Bring him back.

When finally caught, he sued the police and media for emotional distress, claiming it was cruel to stigmatize him because of his zits. He lost. Another unusual disguise was used by a lady bank robber I prosecuted who circled her eyes and cheeks with bright red lipstick. When caught, her car trunk was filled with Halloween masks which she said she never used because she “couldn’t see out good enough,” a dilemma with which most trick-or-treaters can identify. My favorite lady bank robber stuck up a bank down the road in Batesville in what became known in our office as the “boob job” bank robbery.

I said abruptly “I’m sorry sir, but I don’t want to be your law clerk. ” He couldn’t stop laughing. “You are certainly the most unusual applicant I’ve ever had. ” I told him my name and explained that I was not an applicant. He said, “But you’re on my list,” and showed me my name. He picked up the phone and called two of my professors. I could hear his end of the conversation. He kept chuckling. “I just talked to my friends, Professors Paige Sharp and Frank Maraist. They said they recommended you as a law clerk applicant, and I put you on my list, but apparently you never took the trouble to apply.

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