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Mississippi Paper Reports Plaintiff Attorney Paid Off Judge's 2000 Campaign Debt
Lawyer has cases pending before state's high court
The Sun Herald -- Tome Wilemon, Beth Musgrove and Margaret Baker -- 5/21/03
High-profile tobacco foe Richard Scruggs, a plaintiffs' bar leader in the $368 billion tobacco settlement a few years ago, paid $80,000 to retire the loans of Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. and has been testifying before a federal grand jury in a judicial corruption probe, according to the Sun-Herald in Biloxi, Miss.