Scruggs' Son Signs Plea Agreement In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- David Zachary Scruggs, son of the now-infamous Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, signed a plea agreement Friday acknowledging his part in the much-publicized bribery scandal.

Zach Scruggs pled guilty to misprision of a felony; that is, to having known about a felony but failing to report it. He faces at maximum a three-year prison term, a $250,000 fine and a one-year supervised release, the agreement states.

Prosecutors in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, however, are recommending probation for the 33-year-old lawyer, according to...
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