USA vs. Frank Melton
This case involved a Jackson Police Officer who served as one of Mayor Frank Melton’s bodyguard’s for over two years. A special prosecutor from Washington D.C. brought federal charges against the mayor and his two body guards, including alleged civil rights violations. All the charges combined carried a potential sentence in excess of twenty (20) years. After several months, Mr. Colette was able to procure an offer from the Government that allowed our client to plead guilty ONLY to a misdemeanor charge with all felony charges being dismissed in exchange for the client’s cooperation.