5th Circuit affirms Zach Scruggs' conviction, sentence


OXFORD – Zach Scruggs’ appeal of his 2008 conviction and sentence was rejected today by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In doing so, they affirmed decisions by Senior U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. since Scruggs and others were accused in late 2007 in a shocking judicial bribery case.
Scruggs, 37, of Oxford who lost his law license and went to prison, insisted he knew nothing about a bribe and did not commit any felony because a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision narrowed the law about kickbacks and bribes.
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