Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

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

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

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

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 […] [...]

Lawmakers might examine rural water associations

JACKSON — State lawmakers could examine Mississippi’s rural water associations with an eye toward stronger regulation when the next legislative session begins in January. The interest comes after allegations surfaced about alleged wrongdoing at North Lee County Water Association and widespread customer complaints about being denied access to that association’s board meetings. “You need to […] [...]

Documents opened in Scruggs case, including Lott’s deposition

OXFORD — A federal judge has unsealed court records related to one of Mississippi most notorious judicial corruption cases, including a deposition by former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi. Lott was never charged with wrongdoing in the case that toppled his brother-in-law, Dickie Scruggs, among Mississippi’s most powerful lawyers before going to prison. Scruggs […] [...]

Judge to hold conference on USF&G lawsuit

JACKSON — A federal judge plans to talk with attorneys this month about how to move forward with a seven-year-old lawsuit linked to a corruption case that sent one of Mississippi’s most prominent lawyers and two former judges to prison. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate has scheduled a status conference in the case for Sept. […] [...]

Judge refuses to toss Scruggs’ corruption conviction

OXFROD — A federal judge yesterday refused to throw out the 2008 conviction of attorney Zach Scruggs in a corruption case that also involved his father, well-known trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs. Zach Scruggs pleaded guilty to knowing about — but not reporting — illegal contacts with a judge. Since his release from prison in 2010, […] [...]

Scruggs petitions to have corruption conviction tossed

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has asked a federal court to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs’ legal argument in the motion, filed in U.S. District Court in North Mississippi, is that the U.S. Supreme Court limited the scope of […] [...]

Attorneys for ex-governor, ex-CEO appeal ruling

by Published: September 1,2010

Tags: corruption, courts, healthcare, lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Attorneys for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy have asked a federal appeals court to dismiss all charges against them in a federal government corruption case. Siegelman’s attorneys filed briefs yesterday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking them to throw out the charges because […] [...]

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