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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 so-called honest services laws, and ...

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