Judge denies Scruggs’ request to have surgery

OXFORD — A federal judge has denied imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ request to have outpatient surgery on his right hand while he waits for a hearing in Oxford.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Scruggs’ doctor had said the surgery was important to relieve a condition causing Scruggs’ fingers to contract.

A hearing is scheduled today in Oxford on Scruggs’ motion to throw out his 2009 conviction to improperly influencing a judge presiding over a lawsuit against him.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson said there is no provision for elective surgery “of a non-life-threatening emergency nature” while in the marshals’ custody. He says the issue could be addressed when Scruggs returns to federal prison in Montgomery, Ala.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

Still planning that summer vacation?

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: