Former HealthSouth CEO Scrushy loses appeal

Richard Scrushy, Leslie Scrushy

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — 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. Scurshy 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 served more than five years in prison and got out last year. He is now living in the Houston area. Siegelman was convicted with Scrushy, and he remains in federal prison.

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