Scruggs expected to enter second guilty plea

Dickie Scruggs, once one of the nation’s most powerful trial lawyers, is on his way back to Mississippi from federal prison in Kentucky, prison officials said.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Oxford requested the U.S. Marshals Service return the 62-year-old former lawyer in time for a Tuesday hearing, where documents show Scruggs is expected to appear before U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson and plead guilty to corruption charges related to a second judicial bribery scheme.

Clarion Ledger
2/6/9