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Resource ID: #20987
Subject: Courts
Source: Sun Herald
Date: May (17, 29, 30, 31); June (8, 12, 21); July (26, 29); Aug 21, 2003



"In July 2003, a Mississippi Supreme Court justice, his former wide, two former lower court judges and a prominent trial lawyer were indicted on federal bribery and fraud charges after a more than yearlong investigation. The Sun Herald found out the at an FBI agent was removed from the investigation when he wanted to investigate the financial ties between famed tobacco lawyer Richard 'Dickie' Scruggs and several judges. Scruggs is one of the richest men in Mississippi and is the brother - in - law of US Sen. Trent Lott.

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