Skilling No Help For Son Of Scruggs: DOJ

Law360, New York (November 4, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT) -- Mississippi prosecutors have shot back at a motion from the son of disgraced anti-tobacco attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs that says the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in U.S. v. Skilling should vacate his guilty plea in the same judicial bribery scandal that brought down his father.

David Zachary Scruggs, an attorney himself who retained some of the best attorneys in the state, knew full well that the Supreme Court was likely to grant certiorari to U.S. v. Skilling, and that the court’s decision might narrow the honest...
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