Scruggs to appear in Miss. court Tuesday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Scruggs to appear in Miss. court Tuesday

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Imprisoned attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday in Aberdeen.

Scruggs is serving a five-year prison sentence for conspiring to bribe a judge in a legal dispute over $26.5 million in legal fees. His name also had been mentioned in another alleged bribery scheme, but no charges have been made public.

A court employee said Scruggs is to appear Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson.

Larry Whitman, executive assistant at the Kentucky prison where Scruggs was being held, told The Associated Press on Friday that he's not at the facility.

Scruggs' attorney did not immediately respond to messages.            

 

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