Judge Tosses Bribery Charges Against Scruggs' Son

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday tossed bribery charges against Zach Scruggs, son of disgraced anti-tobacco attorney Richard Scruggs, and set a hearing to consider whether to nix the remaining honest services fraud counts against him.

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. said he did not have enough evidence to determine whether he should dismiss the honest services fraud counts against Scruggs, who pled guilty in 2008 in connection to his father’s scheme to bribe a Mississippi judge, in light of the U.S. Supreme...
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