ZNN Makes Trip to New Orleans – Fails to mention that Scruggs pleaded guilty
Former Oxford litigator Richard “Dickie” Scruggs could return to prison if the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejects his efforts to have a 2009 conviction overturned.
Scruggs’ attorney Edward “Chip” Robertson Jr. addressed a three-judge panel Monday morning and told them that while his client’s behavior to court favor with then-Hinds Judge Bobby DeLaughter was extremely unethical, it did not meet the legal bribery standards of “quid pro quo,” the phrase which means “something for something.”
At issue in this case is whether it was bribery when Scruggs told a DeLaughter friend to tell the circuit judge Scruggs would suggest his name to his brother-in-law, then-U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, who could pass it along to the White House for a federal judgeship.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal