former Health South CEO Richard Scrushy

Siegelman-11th Court
3:47 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Appeals Court To Hear Siegelman Case In October

A federal appeals court won't be hearing former Gov. Don Siegelman's case next week.
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A federal appeals court won't be hearing former Gov. Don Siegelman's case next week.

Back in April, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tentatively scheduled Siegelman's case for the week of July 28. But Siegelman attorney Susan James says the case has been reset for the week of Oct. 13.

A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges. Prosecutors said Scrushy bribed Siegelman for a spot on a state regulatory board with donations to Siegelman's 1999 lottery campaign.

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Supreme Court-HealthSouth
4:08 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Court Rules Against HealthSouth In Auditor Dispute

HealthSouth filed a complaint blaming Ernst & Young for failing to detect the $2.6 billion accounting scam that occurred under former CEO Richard Scrushy.
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The Alabama Supreme Court is ruling against Birmingham-based HealthSouth Corp. in a legal dispute linked to the accounting fraud that rocked the rehabilitation company.

The justices on Friday rejected an appeal filed by HealthSouth in a legal fight involving its one-time auditing company Ernst & Young.

HealthSouth filed a complaint blaming Ernst & Young for failing to detect the $2.6 billion accounting scam that occurred under former CEO Richard Scrushy.

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Siegelman-11th Court
5:17 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

11th Circuit To Hold Arguments In Siegelman Case

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments this summer in former Gov. Don Siegelman's effort to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.
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The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments this summer in former Gov. Don Siegelman's effort to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.

The appellate court said arguments would be heard the week of July 28.

A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges. Prosecutors said Scrushy bribed Siegelman for a spot on a state regulatory board with donations to Siegelman's 1999 lottery campaign.

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Supreme Court-Scrushy Appeal
4:08 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Court Rejects Ex-HealthSouth CEO Scrushy's Appeal

The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and fraud charges.
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The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and fraud charges.

The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Scrushy's appeal of his 2006 conviction for arranging $500,000 in donations to former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's lottery campaign. In return, Siegelman appointed Scrushy to a state hospital regulatory board. Scrushy argued that he should get a new trial because of judicial and juror bias.

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Scushy-Sanction Upheld
4:17 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Ex-Ala. CEO Barred From Assuming Executive Role

A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy is unfit to lead a new public company.
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A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a former HealthSouth CEO is unfit to lead a new public company.

A U.S. District Court judge denied a request by ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to lift a sanction prohibiting him from assuming an executive position in companies that sell securities to the public.

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Siegelman Appeal
4:06 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Siegelman Asks Appeals Court For New Trial

Former Gov. Don Siegelman is asking a federal appeals court to grant him a new trial on his 2006 bribery conviction.
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Former Gov. Don Siegelman is asking a federal appeals court to grant him a new trial on his 2006 bribery conviction.

Siegelman's attorneys filed papers with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the case was tainted by the U.S. attorney in Montgomery having ties to Republican politics. They also argued that the trial judge erred in sentencing the former Democratic governor.

Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, who was convicted with Siegelman, raised the U.S. attorney argument in his appeal, and it was rejected by the 11th Circuit last month.

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Scrushy Appeal
4:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Former HealthSouth CEO Scrushy Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to get a new trial on bribery charges.
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A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to get a new trial on bribery charges.


The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand Scrushy's 2006 conviction for arranging $500,000 in donations to former Gov. Don Siegelman's lottery campaign in return for Siegelman appointing him to a state hospital regulatory board. Scrushy argued that he should get a new trial because of judicial and juror bias, but the Atlanta-based appeals court ruled against him 3-0 Monday.

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Richard Scrushy Appeal
6:31 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Court to Hear Scrushy Appeal in Corruption Case

Former Health South CEO Richard Scrushy is appealing a lower court decision denying his request for a new trial.
WBRC

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments as former Health South CEO Richard Scrushy appeals a lower court decision denying his request for a new trial of his 2006 conviction in a government corruption case.

Former Alabama Gov Don Siegelman was also found guilty in that case and is serving a sentence in a federal prison in Louisiana. Scrushy is out of prison and living in Houston after having completed his sentence.

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