Richard Scrushy

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HealthSouth Boss on Hook for $2.9B Fraud

Civil case finds Scrushy to blame after criminal acquittal

(Newser) - Four years after Richard Scrushy was acquitted of directing accounting fraud at HealthSouth, a judge has held him accountable for $2.876 billion, Bloomberg reports. “Scrushy was the CEO of the fraud,” said the judge, who ruled without a jury. The decision “is a shot across the... More »

Freed Former Ala. Governor Targets Rove

Siegelman, out on appeal, says politics put him in prison

(Newser) - Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who walked out of a Louisiana federal prison on an appeal bond yesterday, told the New York Times in his first interview that "abuse of power" put him behind bars—and accused Karl Rove of being behind it all. “It’s going to... More »

Judge Springs Gov. Linked to 'Political Prosecution'

Expected to testify at House probe on political cases

(Newser) - The former governor of Alabama, serving seven years for bribery in a case critics claim was engineered by the White House, has been ordered released pending appeal. Don Siegelman will now be free to testify at congressional hearings on politically motivated prosecutions, reports CNN. Siegelman's supporters charge that he was... More »

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