Forecast gloomy for rainmaker Scruggs

With overcast skies outside, the prospects of legal superstar-turned-criminal-defendant Richard “Dickie” Scruggs did not appear too sunny either inside a federal courthouse Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi Senior Judge Neal Biggers heard motions tendered on behalf of Scruggs and his two remaining co-defendants, son Zach and law partner Sidney Backstrom, as their prosecution for allegedly bribing Lafayette County Circuit Judge Henry Lackey moved grimly and inexorably forward.

Legal Newsline
2/22/8