Posts Tagged ‘bribery’

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 […] [...]

Scruggs continues bid for overturning conviction; Backstrom’s sentence upheld

by Associated Press Published: May 29,2012

Tags: attorneys, bribery, conviction, judges, judicial, judicial bribery, judiciary, law, lawyers, sentence, sentencing

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to take his push to vacate his 2009 conviction in a judicial bribery case to a federal appeals court. And a judge has denied a request to reduce the sentence of co-defendant Steve Backstrom The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Scruggs filed a motion asking a […] [...]

Judge rules: Scruggs’ judicial bribery conviction upheld

by Associated Press Published: May 24,2012

Tags: attorneys, bench, bribery, conviction, corruption, courts, decision, judges, judicial, judicial bribery, judiciary, law, lawyers, sentencing

ABERDEEN — A federal judge has dismissed imprisoned attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ push to vacate his 2009 conviction in a judicial bribery case The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson yesterday dismissed Scruggs’ motion. If he decides to appeal, the matter would move to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court […] [...]

Ex-state auditor: Lott’s call to Delaughter ‘pretty stupid’

by Associated Press Published: March 27,2012

Tags: appeal, bench, bribery, conviction, courts, judge, judicial, judicial corruption, judiciary, trial

OXFORD — A former associate of imprisoned attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has testified he opposed bribing a Hinds County judge because a friend of the jurist was feeding them information on a civil lawsuit over legal fees. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the testimony of Steve Patterson, a former state auditor, came Monday in […] [...]

Ex-Sen. Lott testifies in brother-in-law Scruggs’ case

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2012

Tags: appeal, bench, bribery, corruption, courts, federal government, judges, judicial, judicial corruption, judiciary, testify, testimony

OXFORD — Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) has testified that he never promised to recommend a Hinds County judge for a federal post and never consulted with his brother-in-law — imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs — when he reviewed candidate’s resumes for those jobs. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Lott was the […] [...]

Judge denies Scruggs’ request to have surgery

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2012

Tags: appeal, attorneys, bribery, conviction, corruption, courts, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, lawyers

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 […] [...]

Ex-hospital executive asks for acquittal or new trial

BATESVILLE — A former Mississippi hospital executive wants a federal judge to acquit him or grant a new trial in an alleged medical kickback and bribery scheme. Raymond Lamont Shoemaker of Tupelo was charged last year with receiving kickbacks for nursing services, conspiracy, embezzlement and other charges last year at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. […] [...]

Judge rules Scruggs must remain in jail

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: appeal, attorneys, bench, bribery, courts, judges, judicial, judicial corruption, judiciary, lawyers

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will remain in a local jail during March 26 court proceedings on his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson has denied Scruggs’ […] [...]

Supervisor indicted for submitting false invoices, requisitions

by Associated Press Published: March 10,2012

Tags: bribery, county government, false statement, invoices, mail fraud, requisitions, taxpayer

LEXINGTON — Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has been indicted by a federal grand jury for mail fraud, bribery and making a false statement. U.S. Attorney John Dowdy and others said the indictment alleges that the 61-year-old Cobbins, of Lexington, from January 2002 through January 2011, carried out a scheme to defraud the county by […] [...]

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