Patterson-, Balducci-related letters making the rounds in Mississippi

As I have mentioned, the otherwise seemingly inexplicable “extra $10,000” payment that Balducci allegedly told Dickie Scruggs was needed to bribe the judge is evidence that Balducci was cooperating at that point (Balducci apparently never delivered the money to the judge — what would be the point if he were cooperating, since both Balducci and the judge would have known the transaction was fake), and that Balducci went back to Scruggs to get additional incriminating evidence at the direction of prosecutors. But that was in early November. The Balducci “man crush” letter was three months earlier — long after the bribery scheme allegedly began in March, but perhaps with an FBI confrontation of Balducci some time yet in the future.

Insurance Coverage Blog
12/8/7