Ben Allen to D.A.: We are not doing your work for you.


Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked for everything, including the kitchen sink and all indoor plumbing, from Ben Allen, his lawyer, Kamikaze, Downtown Jackson Partners, and other lawyers in a bizarre motion for discovery that was filed on October 20 in State v. Benjamin Allen, III. A grand jury indicted the DJP Executive Director in March for ten counts of fraud and embezzlement.  The grand jury also indicted two employees of the State Auditor for allegedly obstructing the investigation of Mr. Allen.  However, Mr. Allen and his lawyer, Merrida Coxwell, fired right back at the District Attorney in a response that was filed Monday.Mr. Smith began by asking for copies of the defendant's personal tax returns from 2007 to 2013 and apparently forgot about attorney-client privilege because he demanded Mr. Allen: provide documents, including but not limited to, any written  communications or correspondence between ANY and ALL members of Downtown Jackson Partners,to include Ben Allen, Robert Gibbs, Sam Begley to ANY and ALL law enforcement agencies, District Attorney's Offices, the Mississippi State Attorney General's office, the Mississippi State Auditor's Office, or any other law enforcement agency regarding allegations of wrongdoing by Ms. Linda Brune.Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Begley are the attorneys for Downtown Jackson Partners.  Ms. Brune is the former assistant to Mr. Allen.  DJP is suing her in Madison County Court for embezzlement.  The Hinds County grand jury "no-billed" her for the alleged embezzlement.Keep in mind,  Mr. Smith is demanding all communication between these two lawyers and their clients.  Mr. Smith next asked for records of all campaign donations:Any and all unreported campaign contributions, to include, but not limited to, in-kind contributions to any political candidate, specifically, any and all sitting Judges in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties. Further, the State requests any and all contact made

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