5 years for Richard Scruggs – is the sentence fair?

Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined $250,000 for his attempted bribery of a Circuit Court judge. Scruggs made many millions in his firm’s legal actions against the tobacco, insurance and asbestos companies. Scruggs has also been implicated in the attempted bribery of another judge. He allegedly promised the judge a federal appointment through influence with his brother in law, then Senator Trent Lott. Given the magnitude of Scrugg’s guilt, and the immense amount of money he made through litigation, do you think five years and $250,000 is a fair penalty?


Published in: on June 28, 2008 at 10:55 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Fair? Let me see, rip of hundreds of millons, get caught, go to club fed for 5 years and pay a paltry fine? Get out and spend your ill gotten fortune? Where do I sign up?

  2. JK, maybe you are doing this now already?

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