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  •  great report! (2+ / 0-)

    Most excellent and informative, and I was hoping someone would post on Mississippi soon. I have never had ties to the state (except for writing workshops in Oxford), but now my niece is going to Ole Miss, and it's good to know the lay of the land down there. Even though she's a Republican, but oy, don't ask.
    As a side note, and thinking about the New Yorker profile from a few months back, whatever happened to Dickie Scruggs?

    •  The Federal Bureau of Prisons (0+ / 0-)

      has a 62 year old white male with the name "Richard F Scruggs" being released in 2012, if this helps!

      "Don't nobody love me but my momma, and she may be jiving, too." B.B. King

      by mississippi boatrat on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 02:18:26 PM PDT

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    •  He was sentenced to prison for 60 months. (1+ / 0-)
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      250k fine. His son, Zach Scruggs, was sentenced to 14 months, and they are both disbarred.

      "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

      by missLotus on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 02:19:45 PM PDT

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    •  Scruggs is showing up unnamed in anti-Musgrove (0+ / 0-)

      ads . . .  Wicker and the RNC keep saying Musgrove "has accepted money from convicted felons." Yeah, ten years ago when he was Governor and Scruggs wasn't yet a felon . ..

    •  this is an outrage (0+ / 0-)

      Scruggs pled guilty in hopes of leniency for his son, who was charged (wrongly) with misprision, or not ratting on his father (who fell for a frame). The judge gave him the maximum sentence, plus that fine, plus ordered him to pay for the costs of his incarceration. He said he was doing so because he was "sure this was just the tip of the iceberg." They won't appeal because it would just get remanded to the same sadistic judge, who has been vicious towards them from the bench. And when Scruggs reported to prison, someone had changed the order from "minimum" to "medium" security (they got it changed back). The N.Miss. Republicans have had a field day with this, and their actions deserve serious investigation and publicity someday.

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