Disgraced former Oxford attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs joins the line of likely witnesses to be moved for transfer to testify against Hinds Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter.
Bureau of Prisons’ Web site shows Scruggs is being held in the Atlanta detention center, where prisoners go for pre-trial handling.
DeLaughter is set for trial Aug. 17 in Oxford.
DeLaughter insists he is innocent of federal charges he allowed himself to be corrupted by Scruggs and others for help with a legal-fees lawsuit, Wilson v. Scruggs. The suspended judge also is accused of mail fraud and lying to investigators.
Former Scruggs co-defendant Timothy Balducci, formerly of New Albany, also has been moved from his South Carolina prison to a transfer facility in Oklahoma City.
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