A wealthy attorney who helped put legendary trial lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs behind bars has testified before a federal grand jury in a bribery investigation, court records briefly posted on the Internet revealed.
Booneville attorney Joey Langston was representing Scruggs when Scruggs became entangled in a high-profile bribery scandal last year. But it wasn’t long before the FBI raided Langston’s office and pressured him to turn on his client.
Scruggs was one of the nation’s most powerful attorneys before being receiving a five-year prison sentence on a conspiracy conviction. He was accused of conspiring to pay a judge $50,000 for a favorable ruling in a case involving $26.5 million in legal fees from Hurricane Katrina cases.