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Scruggs Head to 5th Circuit Court

Posted by Paulo Salazar | July 08, 2012 / 03:15pm | Local News

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WCBI) - Monday a former Oxford attorney will go before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to appeal his conviction and sentence.

In 2008 Zach Scruggs plead guilty to a new federal count of misprision of a felony, which meant he knew about and failed to report any illegal talks with Circuit Judge Henry Lackey, who presided over a lawsuit against Scruggs and others.

In November of 2007 Scuggs father, Richard Dickie Scruggs and several others were indicted on six counts associated with a scheme to bribe Circuit Judge Lackey.

Senior Judge Neal Biggers Jr. sentenced Zach Scruggs to 14 months in prison and a $250,000 fine with 12 months post released supervision.

The court will hear the case Monday in a New Orleans courtroom.

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