The Sun Herald, 12/17/7

Federal prosecutors recorded at least 124 telephone conversations as part of an undercover investigation of wealthy trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, who is charged with trying to bribe a Mississippi judge, defense attorneys said in court papers filed Monday.

U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee’s office in Oxford, Miss., has turned over copies of those phone calls to lawyers for Scruggs and three others charged with trying to pay a state judge $40,000 for a favorable ruling in a dispute over attorneys’ fees.

Greenlee’s office also gave them a copy of a 90-minute “consensual recording” that contains statements by four of the five defendants in the case, defense lawyers said.