OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Zach Scruggs, the 34-year-old son of once
legendary civil lawsuit attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, has
been arrested for allegedly violating conditions of his release
from a federal prison to a halfway house in Tupelo.
Scruggs, a former lawyer, had served six months of a 14-month
federal sentence in a judicial bribery scandal that included his
father and others.
He was released from a prison in Forrest City, Ark., on Tuesday,
but arrested Friday after the federal Bureau of Prisons issued a
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Norman said Scruggs arrived at the
halfway house late.
Scruggs pleaded guilty in March to withholding information about
the judicial bribery scheme in which Dickie Scruggs attempted to
bribe Lafayette County Circuit Judge Henry Lackey.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,