Cites Supreme Court’s “honest services” ruling

Zach Scruggs is asking a federal judge for a chance to clear his name in a judicial bribery scheme that toppled his attorney father and other prominent attorneys and officials.

Zach Scruggs – son and former law partner of disgraced former litigator Dickie Scruggs – was released from a halfway house in August 2009 after serving a 14-month sentence. He now lives in Oxford.

Scruggs has filed a motion asking the court to vacate his conviction, eliminate the terms of his supervised release and refund the $250,000 in fines or fees he paid.

In the documents that first appeared Thursday in federal court records, Zach Scruggs said a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shows he didn’t violate the “honest services” fraud law.

AP
8/20/10