Posts Tagged ‘judicial corruption’

Dickie Scruggs goes to halfway house to await release

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has been moved to a halfway house in Montgomery, Ala., as he awaits release after serving time in a federal prison for a judicial corruption conviction. The 67-year-old Scruggs was sentenced to seven years in 2009 for allegedly influencing former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter […] [...]

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 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’ […] [...]

Judge to hold conference on USF&G lawsuit

by Associated Press Published: September 9,2011

Tags: bribery, corruption, insurance, judicial bribery, judicial corruption, judiciary, 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 orders split of Peters’ seized funds

by Associated Press Published: February 19,2010

Tags: judicial corruption, judiciary

OXFORD — A federal judge has signed off on a split of $425,000 seized as part of the judicial corruption investigation in Mississippi. The money was taken from former Hinds County District Attorney Ed Peters. Peters allegedly was paid $1 million on behalf of former Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs to influence Hinds County Circuit […] [...]

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