Feds Rip Scruggs' Son's Bid To Disqualify Prosecutor

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to reject a motion by the son of disgraced anti-tobacco attorney Richard Scruggs that sought to disqualify a Mississippi prosecutor who negotiated his guilty plea in a judicial bribery scandal.

David Zachary Scruggs, who is trying to overturn the conviction tying him to his father's alleged bribery of a state judge, asked the Mississippi federal court to remove Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Norman from the case, arguing the prosecutor pushed him into pleading guilty by lying about the anticipated...
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