Judge denies Scruggs' home-detention motion

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will not get house detention before or during a March 26 hearing on his 2009 conviction.
Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson denied the request filed Monday, then on Wednesday moved the hearing from Aberdeen to Oxford.
The former Oxford attorney asked to stay and prepare for the hearing at his home, instead of in jail detention.
Scruggs asked for the hearing to argue that his conviction after a guilty plea was not well founded and should be vacated.
He pleaded guilty to trying to improperly influence a circuit judge who presided over a lawsuit against him.
He’s also serving prison time for a 2008 guilty plea for a conspiracy to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey, who also presided over a lawsuit against him.