Thursday, November 29, 2007

Trent Lott--It Smells Even Worse

Most informed people know that Trent Lott is the brother-in-law of Dickie Scruggs, a PI lawyer and Friend of Bill Clinton.

Seems that Dickie Scruggs is looking at Club Fed with a new eye...

A grand jury in North Mississippi has indicted Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, his son, Zach Scruggs, Scruggs Law Firm attorney Sidney A. Backstrom, attorney Timothy Balducci and former State Auditor Steve Patterson for conspiring to bribe a state court judge in North Mississippi over a case that involved funds from a settlement with State Farm insurance companies.

The indictment, filed late Thursday, said Scruggs attempted to influence Circuit Judge Henry L. Lackey in the case by offering him $40,000 for an order that would resolve the lawsuit Jones vs. Scruggs in favor of Dickie Scruggs and the Scruggs Law Firm.

Dickie Scruggs also is accused of attempting to conceal his and the other attorneys’ involvement in the alleged bribery attempt.

So happens that the case in that court was Trent's very own revenge-suit against State Farm.

HT: Malkin

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