Posts Tagged ‘bribe’

Mayor enters plea in federal bribery case

VICKSBURG — Mayor Paul Winfield pleaded not guilty yesterday to a federal bribery charge that accuses him of seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. Winfield, wearing a dark suit and red tie, said little during his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Jackson other than to give short answers to the […] [...]

Mayor indicted on federal bribery charge

VICKSBURG —Mayor Paul Winfield has been indicted on a federal bribery charge. Federal court records show that Winfield was indicted Tuesday. He had already been charged in a criminal complaint in the case. The FBI arrested Winfield on Feb. 20. He pleaded not guilty the next day in U.S. District Court in Jackson and was […] [...]

Mayor nixes sports project; says legal woes were non-factor

VICKSBURG — After almost two years of pushing for a sports complex for Vicksburg, Mayor Paul Winfield has shelved the project. Winfield cited deadlines for local bills in the Legislature and “other political dynamics,” such as the city’s municipal elections, as reasons for postponing the project. He told The Vicksburg Post his legal problems, which […] [...]

Mayor arrested on federal bribery charges, no details released

by Associated Press Published: February 21,2013

Tags: arrest, bribe, bribery, city government, federal government, law, law enforcement, legal, mayor

VICKSBURG — Mayor Paul Winfield has been arrested on federal bribery charges. FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden says Winfield was arrested in Vicksburg by federal agents. No details of Winfield’s arrest have been released. The 39-yar-old Winfield is being held in the Madison County Detention Center in Canton. No initial court appearance has been announced. He […] [...]

Zach Scruggs’ last hope for appeal denied without comment

by Associated Press Published: February 20,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bribe, conviction, crime, judge, judicial bribery, law, law firm, lawyer

OXFORD — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The court without comment declined Scruggs’ request to hear his appeal. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld […] [...]

‘Tort King’ to have appeal heard in March

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, conviction, court, crime, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer

OXFORD — Attorneys for Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs, a noted plaintiff’s lawyer before being snared in a corruption investigation, will argue his innocence March 4 before a federal appeals court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear the case. Scruggs, 66, is free on $2-million bond while he appeals a […] [...]

U.S. Supreme Court weighing appeal of Scruggs, Minor

by Associated Press Published: January 24,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, case, corruption, court, crime, criminal, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, legal, sentence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a conference Feb. 15 to decide on whether to hear an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The conference will also make a decision in the case of […] [...]

Minor wants judicial bribery sentence tossed

by Associated Press Published: January 2,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, bribe, bribery, corruption, court, crime, criminal, decision, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, ruling, sentence

JACKSON — Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his sentence in a Mississippi judicial corruption case. Minor is appealing a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last August that upheld sentences of Minor and former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield. Prosecutors say Minor backed […] [...]

Ex-MDA employee pleads not guilty to steering contracts

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2012

Tags: agency, bribe, bribery, contract, court, economic development, employee, federal, government, grant, justice, law, legal, plea, state, worker

GREENVILLE — A former state employee has waived an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty to charges of taking bribes for steering work to a Mound Bayou contractor. Former Mississippi Development Authority worker Connie Lewis, 52, of Jackson faces nine counts of bribery. She’s accused of accepting more than $250,000 from Jimmy Stokes to use […] [...]

Judge grants bond to Scruggs during appeal of bribery conviction

by Associated Press Published: November 27,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bond, bribe, bribery, conviction, court, crime, criminal, decision, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, legal, ruling

OXFORD — A federal judge says former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs may return home to Oxford on $2 million bond while his attorneys appeal a 2009 bribery conviction. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Senior District Judge Glen Davidson set the bond yesterday for Scruggs, who has been imprisoned in Montgomery, Ala. Scruggs contends that […] [...]

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