John O'Brien Dec. 5, 2007, 11:28am
Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. - A little more than a week before a federal grand jury indicted prominent Mississippi trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, the state judge he allegedly attempted to bribe and two others recused themselves from presiding over the case from which the indictment sprung.
John O'Brien Dec. 5, 2007, 2:15pm
Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. - Attorney Timothy Balducci pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to charges that he conspired to attempt to bribe a state judge and is now helping federal prosecutors with their case against prominent trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs.
Steve Korris Dec. 6, 2007, 11:52am
Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. - Dickie Scruggs, acting on behalf of three million Mississippians in the 1990s, smuggled stolen documents to Congress, cheated a professor out of millions, and withheld fees from a lawyer he fired, according to the apparent victims of his actions.
John O'Brien Dec. 6, 2007, 3:00pm
Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. - Three judges in Richard "Dickie" Scruggs' hometown of Oxford made the right decision when they separated themselves from the fee-dispute case that hatched a federal indictment against the prominent trial lawyer, a close follower of the events says.
John O'Brien Dec. 6, 2007, 3:46pm
JACKSON, Miss. - As one of his special assistant attorneys general pleads guilty to a bribery charge and one of his largest campaign contributors prepares to defend himself against the same, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has become uncharacteristically tight-lipped.