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.
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)