Scruggs’ arguments rejected, trial looms

Putting it mildly, Tuesday wasn’t a very good day for indicted trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.

Federal judge Neal Biggers ruled in favor of federal prosecutors in every motion made by Scruggs’ legal team in the prominent attorney’s judicial bribery trial. Once one of the state’s top legal names, Scruggs now has a little more than a month before he is scheduled to go on trial and a few weeks before the deadline for plea agreements.

Most notably, Biggers rejected defense attorney John Keker’s argument that FBI agent William Delaney intentionally misled the Court when he applied for extensions of wiretaps and ignored evidence obtained from those wiretaps that would exonerate Scruggs.

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