Posts Tagged ‘bribe’

Judge brings DeLaughter’s supervised release to an end

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2012

Tags: bench, bribe, bribery, court, crime, criminal, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, legal, supervised releaser

ABERDEEN — Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi’s judicial bribery scandal, is no longer on post-prison supervised release. U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson’s order was filed Tuesday. The government did not oppose DeLaughter’s request. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in July, DeLaughter said he had “successfully completed” […] [...]

Man convicted of kickback-bribery asks for freedom during appeal

TUPELO — Businessman Ray Shoemaker wants to be free on bail while his federal conviction in a kickback-bribery scheme is on appeal. Shoemaker was sentenced in September to 55 months in federal prison, a $10,000 fine and three years’ post-release supervision on six counts related to a kickback conspiracy. He is scheduled to report to […] [...]

Appeals court refuses to hear Zach Scruggs’ case

by Associated Press Published: October 4,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, case, conviction, judge, judical, judiciary, law, lawyer, legal, sentence, trial

NEW ORLEANS — The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused 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. A three-judge panel of the New Orleans in August upheld Zach Scruggs conviction. He asked […] [...]

Businessman gets prison sentence for medical kickback

by Associated Press Published: September 25,2012

Tags: bench, bribe, conspiracy, court, health, health care, hospital, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, kickback, law, legal, medical, medicine, sentence

TUPELO — A federal judge has sentenced Tupelo businessman Ray Shoemaker to 55 months in federal prison, a $10,000 fine and three years’ post-release supervision on six counts related to a kickback conspiracy. The crimes centered on Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, of which Shoemaker was the administrator. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Shoemaker […] [...]

Class-action lawsuit brought over Eaton-Frisby litigation

JACKSON — Bernstein Liebhard, LLP, of New York, has commenced a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of a class of purchasers of Eaton Corporation common stock between August 2, 2009, and June 4, 2012. The complaint alleges that Eaton issued false and misleading statements […] [...]

Appeals court refuses to vacate Zach Scruggs’ guilty plea

by Associated Press Published: August 17,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, court, decision, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, lawyer, legal, plea, ruling, sentence

OXFORD — A federal appeals court has refused to vacate the 2008 guilty plea of Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the conviction in […] [...]

Court upholds sentences of Minor, Teel, Whitfield

by Associated Press Published: August 16,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, court, judicial, judiciary, juduge, law, lawyer, sentencing

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has upheld the sentences of a once-successful attorney and two former judges in a Mississippi corruption case. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed the sentences of former lawyer Paul Minor and former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield in a decision released yesterday. […] [...]

DeLaughter asks judge to lift post-prison supervision

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2012

Tags: attorney, bribe, bribery, judge, judicial, judicial bribe, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, sentencing, supervision

ABERDEEN — Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi’s judicial bribery scandal, has asked a federal judge to end his post-prison supervised release. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen, DeLaughter says he’s “successfully completed” more than half of his supervised release term and has complied with all its […] [...]

Scruggs asking appeals court to overturn bribery conviction

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, conviction, corruption, judge, judicial, judicial bribery, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer

NEW ORLEANS — Former Mississippi attorney Zach Scruggs is asking the federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn his 2008 guilty plea in a judicial bribery case that also involved his father. Scruggs’ attorney and prosecutors will each have 30 minutes today before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal. He spent 14 months […] [...]

Judge sentences ex-supervisor to 30 months in prison

by Associated Press Published: January 23,2012

Tags: bribe, bribery, cleanup, county government, courts, disaster, disaster recovery, natural disaster, sentencing

PICKENS — A federal judge has sentenced former Holmes County Supervisor Larry Dennis to 30 months in prison Dennis pleaded guilty in September in a bribery case related to cleanup from the April 2010 tornadoes that swept through Mississippi. The U.S. attorney’s office said that on two occasions in 2010, Dennis, who is 59 and […] [...]

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