Former attorney Zach Scruggs wants to overturn guilty plea - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Former attorney Zach Scruggs wants to overturn guilty plea

A former Mississippi attorney is asking the Federal Appeals Court in New Orleans to overturn his guilty plea in a judicial bribery case.

Zach Scruggs pleaded guilty in 2008 to misprision of a felony which means he failed to report knowledge that a colleague spoke illegally to a judge.

He served 14 months in prison, paid a $250,000 fine and lost his law license.

Scruggs claims he did not know about a scheme to bribe the judge presiding over a legal fees lawsuit against his father, imprisoned attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs and others.

Zach Scruggs' hearing is scheduled for Monday.

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