Dickie Scruggs asks for bail while DeLaughter appeal considered

Richard “Dickie” Scruggs asks the federal court for release from prison while the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals considers his second conviction.

Attorneys for Scruggs, 66, write today that the former Oxford litigator is due for release from his first sentence on Nov. 6, and that granting bail before more prison time is tacked on for the second conviction poses no risk and avoids “a complete miscarriage of justice.”

Scruggs is completing his five-year sentence for a 2007 guilty plea to a scheme to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun City.

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