U.S. v. Scruggs order allowing other crime evidence

Judge Biggers is going to allow the government to use other crime evidence. Here is the heart of his ruling:

The 404(b) evidence reveals (1) the employing of a person not an attorney of record to approach a state court judge (2) with intent to corrupt the state court judge in regard to (3) a fee dispute (4) involving two of the defendants herein as well as two others who have already entered guilty pleas in the case– all substantially the same elements as charged in the conspiracy count before the court in the present case.