Biggers recommends Arkansas for Zach UPDATED

Anita Lee reports Judge Bigger’s has responded to Zach’s request to serve his sentence in Arkansas – but the news that caught my eye was mention Dick Scruggs would serve his sentence there as well.

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. is now recommending that former attorney Zach Scruggs be sent to prison in Ft. Smith, Ark., where his father, former attorney Dickie Scruggs, also is expected to begin serving a five-year sentence Monday.

Kentucky, I gather is out. (see update at end of post)

Biggers said he was recommending the Arkansas prison for the convenience of Scruggs family members who want to visit. Both Scruggses initially requested that they serve their time at a minimum-security prison in Pensacola, but the Bureau of Prisons would not send Dickie Scruggs there because he has a pilot’s license and an airfield is located nearby.

A third defendant in the judicial bribery case, former attorney Sidney A. Backstrom, also is scheduled to begin serving his 28-month sentence Monday at the minimum-security prison in Ft. Smith.

h/t to justme for letting us know the Sun Herald is now reporting Dick Scruggs will serve his sentence in Kentucky. The quote above was copied from the earlier version of the story and pasted in FYI but the link now goes to different story with Biggers recommendation in pdf posted but no mention of correction. However, when you go to the link in this story, you can see the quote in the clip.

5 thoughts on “Biggers recommends Arkansas for Zach UPDATED”

  1. Looks like there is some issue w/RSS feed or something.

    While
    “U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. is now recommending that former attorney Zach Scruggs be sent to prison in Ft. Smith, Ark., where his father, former attorney Dickie Scruggs, also is expected to begin serving a five-year sentence Monday.”
    is the header, if you click the link to the Sun Herald story, it doesn’t say that. At least not now.

    Rather, it says Dickie will start sentence in Ashland, KY and the Arkansas prison where Zack is recommended to serve time is about 3 hours away.

    That sentence is not in the article in the Sun Herald

  2. It was sure there when I read it and the quote is direct cut/paste from the article – no retyping.

    Thanks for the comment, I’ll post an update.

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