In recent weeks, while our eyes have been focused largely on Washington and the federal prosecutors’ office in New York, things have quietly been humming right along down in northern Mississippi. That’s where prosecutors seem to be building a bribery case involving a judge named Bobby DeLaughter. The latest person to cop a plea and cooperate in the deal: our old friend Dickie Scruggs.
For those new to the Internet, Scruggs is a famed plaintiffs lawyer who last year pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a different Mississippi judge and is currently serving a 5-year sentence in a Kentucky federal prison.
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