Trial approaching too fast for Scruggs

Indicted trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ defense team said Monday that it needs more time to prepare an adequate defense against accusations that Scruggs attempted to bribe a state judge.

John Keker of Keker and Van Nest in San Francisco filed a motion for continuance in the case against Scruggs and three others, asking that the Jan. 22 trial date be postponed by 90-120 days.

“Defendants respectfully request this continuance in order to permit them to obtain and inspect adequately all discovery materials that will be produced by the government, to ensure counsel’s proper attention to the preparation of pretrial motions, and to allow for effective preparation for trial,” Keker wrote.

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