The last defendant in the bribery case that brought down powerful plaintiffs attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs -- his son -- pleaded guilty Friday in a deal with federal prosecutors that could keep him out of prison. Zach Scruggs pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony. He, his father and three others were originally charged with conspiring to bribe a judge in a dispute over $26.5 million in legal fees. Richard Scruggs pleaded guilty last week to conspiring to bribe a judge.
Richard Scruggs' Son Pleads Guilty to Knowing About Plot to Influence Judge
The Associated Press
March 24, 2008