Posts Tagged ‘bribery’

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 […] [...]

Attorneys given deadline in medical kickback-bribery case appeal

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2013

Tags: attorney, bribery, brief, court, crime, criminal, decision, health care, hospital, judge, justice, kickback, law, lawyer, legal

TUPELO — A federal court has given attorneys for Tupelo businessman Ray Lamont Shoemaker until about Feb. 19 to file briefs in his appeal of a conviction in a kickback-bribery scheme. The 5th U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans said this past week that the government would have 14 days after Shoemaker’s brief is […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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” […] [...]

Ex-attorney wants release from prison during second appeal

by Associated Press Published: October 30,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bribery, court, judge, judicial bribery, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, legal, release, trial

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 […] [...]

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 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. […] [...]

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