Scruggs’ bid to have sentence overturned set for April
OXFORD — A federal judge will hear arguments April 25 on a motion by Zach Scruggs, who is seeking to have his conviction in a Mississippi judicial bribery case overturned.
U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Feb. 8 set the date for the hearing in Oxford.
Scruggs was originally indicted for conspiracy, honest services fraud, federal programs bribery and the crime of acting through an agent. He pleaded guilty in March 2008 to withholding information about a crime.
He was sentenced to 14 months in prison. He was released from a halfway house in August 2009.
Scruggs claims a federal court decriminalized the action he pleaded guilty to. He also says a federal appeals court recently ruled the federal programs bribery statute does not apply to state court judges.
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