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Scruggs’ conviction stands

Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson denied a motion to vacate and set aside sentencing for former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in the case commonly known in the legal world as Scruggs II, involving fallen circuit court judge Bobby DeLaughter. (May 24, 2012, Page 1,2)

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    Zach Scruggs’ guilty plea stands

    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to throw out the 2008 conviction of attorney Zach Scruggs in a corruption case that also involved his father, well-known trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs. U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers in Oxford denied the motion to vacate the conviction.

     (August 4, 2011, Page 1)

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      Scruggs files to vacate conviction

      Richard “Dickie” Scruggs filed a motion Thursday to vacate his conviction and sentence in the judicial bribery case involving former Hinds Circuit Court Judge Bobby Delaughter, despite the fact he pleaded guilty to the crime in 2009. The case is often referred to as “Scruggs II,” since Scruggs was previously convicted of trying to bribe retired Lafayette Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey in an unrelated case, dubbed “Scruggs I.”

      Read Friday’s Oxford EAGLE for the complete story. (June 23, 2011)

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        Balducci testifies at judicial bribery hearing

        The man who got the ball rolling that would eventually knock down several local attorneys testified for more than four hours Monday at the hearing where former attorney Zach Scruggs’ hopes to clear his name

        The hearing is expected to last several days. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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          Judge moves hearing date for younger Scruggs

          A U.S. District Court judge has moved the hearing date for Zach Scruggs to attempt to vacate his conviction for his role in a judicial bribery scheme to May 23. (March 29, 2011, Page 2)

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            Miss. bar drops Scruggs’ complaint against attorney

            The Mississippi Bar has dismissed a complaint filed against attorney Tony Farese by one of his former clients — Zach Scruggs, who was one of several local attorneys who served time in prison for their rolls in a judicial bribery attempt. (March 22, 2011, Page 2)

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              Scruggs presses case to regain law license

              A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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