Guilty or not – quilty of what? Read the transcripts.UPDATED

Four of the five defendants in USA v Scruggs have now changed their plea from not guilty to guilty.

In fairness to all – the government, the defendants, and Judge Biggers, I have pulled from statements from the transcripts made when pleas were entered and added the transcript from Patterson’s plea as well as the transcript of Balducci’s testimony before the Grand Jury. Continue reading “Guilty or not – quilty of what? Read the transcripts.UPDATED”

Anita Lee reports comments from FBI

Ms Lee does a good job updating today’s developments to the overall investigation. This story headlines the Sun Herald RSS feed on the lower right side of the page.

 ………the FBI’s special agent in charge said his office has committed the manpower to “work the case to its logical conclusion.”

“Public corruption is our No. 1 criminal priority,” said Frederick T. Brink, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Jackson Division. “Americans expect a fair and impartial judicial system. Any attempts to undermine that through bribery or other types of illegal activity really critically damages our faith in our judicial system. It is a particularly heinous crime.” Continue reading “Anita Lee reports comments from FBI”

Plea Documents

updated as available during the day – continued appreciation to bellesouth

Factual Basis for Backstrom’s Plea
Factual Basis Scruggs’ Plea
Plea Agreement for Scruggs
Sealed Plea Agreement for Backstrom
US v Backstrom Plea Agreement
US v Backstrom Factual Basis
Also released today
Disclosure of Evidence re: Zach Scruggs

“Standing straight, shoulders back…” Scruggs pleads guilty…

Scruggs stood in front of the judge’s bench, straight, with shoulders back, beside his California attorney John Keker who was the only member of the defense legal team there for Scruggs….“Do you fully understand what is happening here today,” Biggers asked him. Continue reading ““Standing straight, shoulders back…” Scruggs pleads guilty…”