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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 »

HealthSouth Boss Gets 7 Years for Bribery

Same stretch for Alabama governor

(Newser) - Richard Scrushy, the former CEO of HealthSouth, was sentenced to almost 7 years in prison for giving the governor of Alabama $500,000 in exchange for a seat on the state hospital regulatory board, the Wall Street Journal reports. Former governor Don Siegelman was sentenced to over 7 years, and... More »

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