Scruggs' Lawyer Cops A Plea On Bribery Charge

Law360, New York (January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the latest legal saga involving prominent plaintiffs' lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, attorney Joseph Langston pled guilty to conspiring with Scruggs and others to unlawfully influence a circuit court judge.

The plea was unsealed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Langston entered his appearance in January 2006 as an attorney for Scruggs in Wilson v. Scruggs, a case involving a disagreement over attorneys' fees. In the current case, alleging that Langston tried to influence Circuit Court Judge Robert Delaughter,...
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