Scruggs Son Can’t Vacate Conviction In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Wednesday refused to vacate attorney David Zachary Scruggs' conviction for failing to report his father's scheme to bribe a state judge, finding he had failed to prove he was in the dark about the kickback.

Scruggs had tried to beat the one-count information to which he pled guilty in 2008 in order to have his six-count indictment dismissed. He had claimed that he knew about his father Richard Scruggs' scheme to influence a Mississippi judge, but was unaware that the scheme...
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