Dickie Scruggs pled guilty to a scheme to bribe a judge, but has been trying to do undo his plea. The Fifth Circuit would have none of Scruggs's attempts to shoehorn an indictment for bribery under Skilling. More at Alan Lange's blog.
Scruggs appeal denied
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