E.A. Renfroe & Co., a co-defendant of State Farm’s that teamed with the company after Katrina, alerted U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Monday that all three members of the Scruggs Law Firm who were charged with bribing a state judge have admitted guilt, and that it should be held against the firms that made up the former Scruggs Katrina Group.
Scruggs, his son and law partner Zach and Sidney Backstrom all admitted to roles in offering $50,000 to Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey in a dispute over at least $26.5 million in attorneys fees earned in Katrina settlements. That dispute, brought by former SKG member John Jones, is being presided over by Judge William Coleman now.