Judge denies Scruggs’ request to have surgery
Published: March 26,2012
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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Mississippi no longer has highest unemployment rate in nation
- McDaniel cites Gunn's challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes
- Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers
- Once the bane of only Southerners, kudzu is migrating north and west
- UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD's Farish St. involvement
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- SouthGroup Insurance named to 'Best Practices' study
- Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar