Former U.S. Attorney Greenlee Discusses Big Cases

The former U.S. Attorney for North Mississippi during the prosecution of North Mississippi attorney Dickie Scruggs for bribing a judge says there were some fears the powerful attorney or his friends might destroy the government’s case by talking some key witnesses out of cooperating.

But Jim Greenlee said his office let them know if that happened, the government would come down hard on them.

“You don’t always get the federal government looking at you,” Greenlee told a group of 100 Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Memphis. “But when you do, it’s like a dragon. They take you apart.”

Memphis Daily News
3/2/11