Zach Scruggs claims witness lied to grand jury

A lawyer charged with trying to bribe a Mississippi judge claims a key government witness lied to the grand jury that indicted him.

Attorney Zach Scruggs asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss the indictment due to “prosecutorial misconduct.”

Scruggs, whose father and law partner, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, also faces a judicial bribery charge, says grand jurors heard false and misleading testimony from witnesses in the case.

Zach Scruggs claims attorney Timothy Balducci’s testimony mischaracterized his knowledge of the alleged conspiracy to bribe state Circuit Judge Henry Lackey.

NE MS Daily Journal
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