Scruggs' Son Stands Behind Bid To Scrap Fraud Plea

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 6:52 PM EST) -- In a bid to wipe a guilty plea from his record, the son of disgraced tobacco class action attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has declared victory on five out of six claims against him in the same judge-bribing scandal that brought down his father.

David Zachary Scruggs’ victory wasn’t won in court or conceded by prosecutors — at least not openly — but the prosecution’s failure to respond directly to each point Scruggs made in defense of revoking his guilty plea was really a tacit concession of...
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