Minor, a Biloxi attorney, began serving an 11-year sentence there after he was convicted in early 2007 of bribing two Circuit Court judges from Gulfport. Scruggs, who once considered Minor the brother he never had, was forced to testify for the prosecution at Minor’s 2007 trial.
They stopped speaking after Minor was indicted in 2003. Minor, who is appealing his conviction, has claimed his prosecution was political. A major indication, he said, was the federal government’s failure to charge Scruggs in that case.
Scruggs began the bribery scheme that led to his downfall within days of stepping off the witness stand in Minor’s case.