Legendary trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to bribe a judge -- a case that will send him to prison and could spell the end of his legal career. Prosecutors are asking for five years behind bars for the 61-year-old Scruggs, a multimillionaire who combined a shrewd legal mind and the charm of a Southern country lawyer to extract billion-dollar settlements from the tobacco and asbestos industries, among others.
Scruggs Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Miss. Judicial Bribery Case
The Associated Press
March 17, 2008