Judge Refuses To Ditch Scruggs Bribery Charges

Law360, New York (February 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Mississippi federal judge has reportedly refused to dismiss claims that famed tort lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs and two of his colleagues tried to bribe a state judge to get a bigger slice of a Hurricane Katrina lawsuit settlement.

U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr. of the Northern District of Mississippi on Wednesday denied Scruggs' motion to dismiss the criminal case based on “outrageous government behavior,” according to the Associated Press.

Scruggs, his son Zachary and Sidney A. Backstrom, another attorney at the Scruggs Law Firm,...
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