Scruggs Enters Surprise Plea In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (March 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Just weeks before his trial was to start, famed tort lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs pled guilty Friday to a charge of conspiracy to bribe a state circuit court judge.

Scruggs, who was to go to trial March 31, faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release at his sentencing. The five remaining counts of his indictment will be dismissed.

Scruggs made a name for himself and millions of dollars through lawsuits against tobacco and insurance companies, as well...
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