Citing Skilling, Scruggs' Son Appeals Conviction

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- David Zachary Scruggs sought Wednesday to appeal a decision upholding his conviction for failing to report his father's scheme to influence a Mississippi judge, claiming the U.S. Supreme Court's Skilling ruling decriminalized his behavior.

Scruggs already served 14 months in prison after pleading guilty in 2008 to misprision of a felony, but he is still seeking to undo the conviction that stemmed from that guilty plea. The Supreme Court's decision in Skilling, which narrowed the honest services fraud statute to cover only instances of bribery, decriminalized...
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Mississippi Northern

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November 28, 2007

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