Scruggs trial on bribery conspiracy charge delayed - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Scruggs trial on bribery conspiracy charge delayed

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial for powerful plaintiffs attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on charges he conspired to influence a Mississippi judge to obtain a favorable ruling.

U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr., during a hearing in Oxford Wednesday, agreed to move the trial date from February 25th to March 31st.

The alleged conspiracy came in a dispute over $26.5 million in legal fees from Hurricane Katrina litigation. It is one of two cases swirling around Scruggs and other politically connected attorneys involving allegations they attempted to illegally influence judges.

 

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