Scruggs prosecutors want Lott testimony

And U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran could be called as a defense witness.

That’s because prosecutors want to use evidence of other alleged “bad acts” by Scruggs at his March 31 trial – specifically an alleged Hinds County bribery scheme in 2006 involving Scruggs, Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter and others.

“That case is under active investigation of the Public Integrity Division of the Justice Department as we speak,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Dawson said in a hearing Thursday.

Clarion Ledger