Former HealthSouth CEO Loses Appeal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (July 16, 2013)—The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy who was seeking a new trial on bribery charges.

The appeals court let stand Scrushy's 2006 conviction for arranging $500,000 in donations to former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's lottery campaign in return for Siegelman appointing him to a state hospital regulatory board.

Scurshy had 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.

Scrushy, who served more than five years in prison and got out last year, is now living in the Houston area.

Siegelman was convicted with Scrushy, and he remains in federal prison.

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