Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

Businessman seeks separate trial on corruption charges

D’IBERVILLE — A south Mississippi businessman wants a separate trial on corruption charges, saying he could be incriminated by a statement his co-defendant made to the FBI. Scott Walker and former D’Iberville City Manager Michael Janus are charged in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg with fraudulently using D’Iberville money. The Sun Herald reports that Walker […] [...]

Indictments handed out in MDMR corruption case

BILOXI — The former director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, his son and two others have been indicted on federal corruption charges involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money. That federal indictment — and another involving a former city manager in south Mississippi — were unsealed yesterday, not long after five […] [...]

Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

by Associated Press Published: April 16,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, corruption, court, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, prison

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In 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 […] [...]

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 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-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 […] [...]

Scruggs granted hearing in bid to overturn conviction

by Associated Press Published: December 28,2011

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

JACKSON — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has earned a March 26 hearing in his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Senior U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson granted the hearing yesterday, but made it clear that Scruggs would have to meet a […] [...]

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