Scruggs Son Loses Latest Bid To Duck Charges

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Monday shot down David Zachary Scruggs' renewed effort to have honest services fraud counts against him tossed, momentarily preserving the last remaining charges tied to his father’s scheme to bribe a state judge.

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. denied Scruggs' motion for partial reconsideration of a May 13 order that handed him summary judgment on four counts of federal program bribery but not on the remaining honest services fraud counts. Judge Biggers said in that earlier order that more...
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