Prosecutor Booted From Scruggs' Son's Bribery Case

Law360, New York (May 12, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday removed an assistant U.S. attorney from the case against the son of disgraced anti-tobacco attorney Richard Scruggs after determining that the Mississippi prosecutor withheld information when negotiating the son's guilty plea in a judicial bribery scandal.

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers disqualified Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Norman from the case, finding that the prosecutor misled defendant David Zachary Scruggs and the judge about evidence he planned to introduce. The evidence inculpated Richard Scruggs in the scheme to bribe a county...
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