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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:53 PM
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Trent Lott's nephew and other relative indicted
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Dickie Scruggs and Four Others Indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted prominent attorneys Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and several other attorneys on criminal charges of trying to bribe a state court judge in a civil case.

The indictment also charges two other attorneys in Scruggs law firm, his son Zack Scruggs and Sidney Backstrom, with conspiracy. It says they conspired with another lawyer, Timothy Balducci and former state auditor Steve Petterson to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey with $40,000 to enter an order in a lawsuit favorable to the Scruggs law firm.

In that suit, Jones versus Scruggs, the lawyers were fighting over how to split more than $26 million dollars in attorney's fees.

The suit claimed that Scruggs was withholding fees in a Katrina insurance ligation. That suit was assigned to Judge Lackey in the 3rd Circuit District which encompasses Oxford and Lafayette.

Judge Lackey was cooperating with the FBI's Public Integrity Section in a scheme that began in March and ended a few weeks ago when the Judge received the payoff.

Both Scruggs and their lawyer were in Federal Court in Oxford this afternoon.

Just yesterday, the FBI seized a computer hard drive from the Scruggs law firm in Oxford.

Dickie Scruggs brother-in-law is Senator Trent Lott who just announced on Monday, his plans to retire from the U.S. Senate.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:58 PM
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1. Dickie Scruggs?!
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:59 PM
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2. Well, now we know
Why Lott's leaving the Senate
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:00 PM
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3. First it's raining, then it pours for Sen. Lott this week!
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:02 PM
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4. Judge Lackey?
Is that his name or a description?
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BornagainDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:51 PM
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7. It's like this guy in the army named Major Folly.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:21 AM
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5. Katrina insurance litigation = $26,000,000 ??????
unGodly profiting from Katrina and they can't even agree on how to divide the spoils without bribing a judge??? Fucking criminals, all of them!!!!!
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:26 PM
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6. I love the sound of shoes dropping....wait for it....There's gotta be more!
:popcorn:
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