The Sun Herald, 1/14/9

Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott is an unnamed co-conspirator in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court against his brother-in-law, imprisoned ex-attorney Dickie Scruggs, said Vicki Slater, an attorney for the plaintiff.

The suit has been brought by attorney Roberts Wilson.

“Anybody who acts to further the conspiracy is a co-conspirator,” Slater said. “He called (Circuit Judge) Bobby DeLaughter at Dickie’s request.”

DeLaughter has not been charged with a crime but is being accused of ruling in Scruggs’ favor in exchange for a potential appointment to the federal bench.