FBI serves search warrant on Scruggs' law office in Oxford - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FBI serves search warrant on Scruggs' law office in Oxford

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs Richard "Dickie" Scruggs

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - An attorney confirms that FBI agents executed a search warrant Tuesday in the Oxford law firm of Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. 

Joey Langston, who represents the Scruggs firm but is not an employee there, said FBI agents and federal prosecutors began searching the office in downtown Oxford at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and were still there about 3 p.m.

Langston told The Associated Press that the agents were looking for a single document that might pertain to Hurricane Katrina litigation but is not directly involved in any of those cases.       Langston declined to elaborate.

Langston says Scruggs and his son and law partner, Zach Scruggs, were surprised by the search but are "cooperating 100 percent," Langston said.

The FBI said in a statement from its Jackson office that warrant was issued "in furtherance of an ongoing investigation," but it did not elaborate.

Scruggs is a high-profile attorney who has represented policyholders in lawsuits with State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. over Hurricane Katrina damage.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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