U.S. attorney wants charges dropped against Scruggs

One motion asks to dismiss the six-count indictment against Scruggs’ son Zach, who pleaded guilty to knowing about the crime but not reporting it. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Two other motions, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oxford, ask dismissal of Counts 2-6 against Sidney Backstrom and Dickie Scruggs.

They pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a judge. Backstrom will serve 28 months, and Scruggs will serve a five-year sentence.

Clarion Ledger