Legal Newsline, 3/4/8

Zach Scruggs says he had no knowledge of any plan involving his dad, high-profile trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, and the attempted bribery of a state judge.

In Monday’s motion to dismiss charges against him that he did, Zach called former attorney and government witness Timothy Balducci a liar.

“It has been clear since the filing of this indictment that the government has no credible evidence that Defendant (Zach) Scruggs knowingly participated in any scheme to bribe a judge,” says the motion, filed by Todd Graves.