Dickie Scruggs to be in court Tuesday - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

02/06/09 Aberdeen, MS

Dickie Scruggs to be in court Tuesday

ABERDEEN, MS (WLBT) - Next Tuesday, prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is expected to appear in federal court.   Scruggs is serving a five year sentence at a Kentucky prison for conspiring to bribe a judge in a legal dispute over $26.5 million in legal fees.

More than a year ago Joey Langston pleaded guilty to conspiring to corruptly influence Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Booby DeLaughter on behalf of Scruggs.

Langston claims Scruggs alledgedly paid Attorney Ed Peters a million dollars to influence Judge DeLaughter's rulings.

According to a court employee, Scruggs will appear before U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Aberdeen on Tuesday.

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