Ex-attorney wants release from prison during second appeal
Published: October 30,2012
OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to be released from prison while his appeal of a second judicial bribery conviction is pending.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 66-year-old Scruggs is due for release from his first sentence on Nov. 6.
Scruggs is completing his five-year sentence for a 2007 guilty plea to a scheme to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun City.
The remainder of the second sentence — about two years — comes from a 2009 guilty plea to improperly influencing Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter of Hinds County, who presided over a legal-fees lawsuit against Scruggs.
The second appeal is pending before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Venture Tech merges with ISC, acquires SAT
- PSC's Brandon Presley calls in-state nuclear waste dump a 'harebrained scheme'
- Georgia-Pacific completes acquisition of SPG Holdings
- C Spire, UM installing Wi-Fi network at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Retired judge to hear McDaniel's challenge of primary loss to Cochran
- Southern Bancorp to acquire Bank of Bolivar County
- Community Bank names new officers
- Corps official: River needs larger ports, locks and dams