"Scruggs and co-defendant Sidney Backstrom both pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a judge," the AP reported. "No plea has yet been entered by Scruggs' son, Zach.:
Scruggs, Backstrom and Zach Scruggs were indicted in November on conspiracy and wire fraud "in A dispute over $26.5 million in legal fees from a mass settlement of Hurricane Katrina case."
Lott, who is now a partner in a lobbying firm with former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), did not have any comment on Scruggs' plea, according to an aide.