Richard Scrushy

Siegelman Denied Release
6:12 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman Denied Release

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegleman

 A judge has denied former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's request to get out of prison while he continues to appeal his 2006 bribery conviction.    U.S. District Judge Clay Land of Georgia said while Siegelman raised "significant issues that deserve serious consideration," he believes the 11th U.S.

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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.

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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Siegelman Back To Prison
4:03 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Ex-Ala. Gov. Going Back To Prison For Bribery

Dave Martin Associated Press

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is going back to prison.

Federal judge Mark Fuller sentenced Siegelman on Friday to 6 and a half years for his conviction on bribery and other charges. Earlier in court, Siegelman apologized for his actions.

Siegelman and former HealthSouth chief Richard Scrushy were convicted in 2006. They arranged $500,000 in contributions to Siegelman's campaign for a state lottery in exchange for the governor appointing Scrushy to an important hospital regulatory board.

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Scrushy Released
5:08 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Disgraced Former Health Care Chief Scrushy Freed

HealthSouth Corporation

Disgraced former health care executive Richard Scrushy has been released from federal custody after nearly six years.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the former multimillionaire HealthSouth Corp. founder and CEO was freed Wednesday from home confinement in Houston, the final step as he begins three years of supervised release.

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Siegelman Appeal
5:31 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Former Ala. governor tries again on trial request

Don Siegelman, (2008)
By Mike Disharoon Wikimedia Commons

The attorney for Don Siegelman is asking a federal judge to set aside his order denying the former Alabama governor a new trial.

Siegelman attorney Peter Sissman filed the request Monday with U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller in Montgomery. The attorney wants a delay so he can have more time to try to get documents about former U.S. Attorney Leura Canary.

Canary was the chief federal prosecutor in Montgomery during the case, but she stepped aside. Siegelman's side contends she still had some involvement.

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Siegelman Retrial
4:58 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Siegelman to face resentencing hearing Aug. 3

Authorities have set a date for the resentencing of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Siegelman is scheduled to appear in federal court for the resentencing on Aug. 3 in Montgomery. He is out of prison on an appeal bond after his 2006 bribery conviction.

The U.S. Supreme Court this month rejected Siegelman's latest appeal.

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