Beneath the Scruggs’ Myth – Maybe Just a Plain-Vanilla Icarus

The rest is almost textbook Icarus. His tobacco victory seemed to convince him he had the mission and ability to clean up many more wrongs. He flew crazily. Although his flight took him high that wasn’t what might do him in. He might have been able to have held his own in law and politics had the indictment not come along. But it did.

And now he and his son Zach each face 75 years max sentence in prison and million-something dollar fine each. Maybe that’s worse than death for a man who might have overestimated his talent and strength of connections. Imagine having your illusions exposed in court in front of your peers as well as a global audience.

Jane Genova
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