Richard Dickey Scruggs Research Paper

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Richard Dickey Scruggs is a famed Mississippi tort lawyer, who was born on May 17, 1946, grew up in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He was raised by his mother, because his father left the family when Scruggs was five years old. His mother worked as a legal secretary at the Ingalls shipyard. Dickie is known for tobacco and asbestos case and amassed more than 1 billion in judgments against various companies. According Joseph B. Treaster, Scruggs became one of the richest America lawyers, by forcing tobacco giants into record $246 billion settlement with 46 states, which left him high on hog, earning nearly $1 billion in fees. Dickey Scruggs gained fame by taking down big tobacco and the asbestos industry. Scruggs was indicted for attempted bribery in 2001 and 2009. He was sentenced five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge. According to Holbrook Mohr, U.S district judge Neal Bigger Jr. fined him $250,000 and he also loses his law license. Dickey was indicted in November along with his son and a law partner after an associate wore a wire from FBI and …show more content…
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