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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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    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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      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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