October 28, 2005 |
HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy, who was acquitted in June of a $2.7-billion fraud, surrendered to federal marshals on charges of bribing former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Scrushy, who denies the accusations, arrived at the federal courthouse in Montgomery, Ala., then went to the marshal's office. Siegelman, a Democrat, also gave himself up to federal authorities in Montgomery. Two other former state officials also were charged in the case.
April 14, 2004 |
A judge has recommended against dismissing the 85-count fraud indictment against former HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy, rejecting defense claims that prosecutors failed to screen grand jurors for bias. U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Michael Putnam said he would recommend that the district judge presiding in the case refuse to dismiss the indictment. District judges typically follow the suggestions of magistrate judges in such cases.
June 18, 2003 |
Ousted HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy accused company directors in a lawsuit of wrongly excluding him from board meetings and not providing him with financial information about the company. The suit against board members contends that Scrushy, a HealthSouth director, cannot fulfill his duties because the board conducts business through special committees and that Scrushy is not on any of them. It was filed in Delaware, where Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth is incorporated.
December 10, 2003 |
Attorneys for ousted HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy said Tuesday that they would challenge a new federal law aimed at false corporate reports and used for the first time against Scrushy in a massive accounting fraud case. In a meeting with U.S. District Judge T. Michael Putnam, the Scrushy defense team said it would seek to overturn what is known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which was passed in the wake of scandals at Enron Corp., WorldCom Inc. and other corporate giants.
April 10, 2004 |
Indicted HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy and federal prosecutors agreed Friday to a court order restricting public comments about his upcoming fraud trial. U.S. Atty. Alice Martin said Scrushy and his lawyers had attempted to influence potential jurors by attacking the credibility of prosecutors, spreading lies and leaking information. The two sides agreed to accept a protective order limiting what attorneys can say after conferring with U.S.
February 9, 2006 |
HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy won a delay from the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled that he didn't have to pay a $47.8-million judgment against him that was due next week, Scrushy said in a statement. The high court's ruling didn't reverse a trial court decision last month to make Scrushy pay back bonuses that investors claimed he didn't deserve.
April 7, 2004 |
Fired HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy has asked a judge to ease travel restrictions on his $10-million bond, citing his wife's pregnancy as a guarantee that he won't flee. In a letter made public by the court Tuesday, Scrushy attorney Abbe Lowell said Leslie Scrushy was expecting a child in early September, soon after Scrushy's scheduled Aug. 23 trial date on an 85-count indictment accusing him of making millions from a scheme to overstate HealthSouth's earnings.
January 26, 2005 |
Fired HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy made millions off a seven-year scheme to overstate earnings by about $2.7 billion as investors large and small suffered, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday as testimony opened in Scrushy's federal corporate fraud trial. A Scrushy lawyer countered that the fraud at HealthSouth was the work of a tightly knit group of executives -- known as "the family" -- who purposely kept Scrushy in the dark. "This was no ordinary family.
May 27, 2005 |
In a worrisome turn for the government, a federal jury in the fraud trial of former HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy on Thursday declared itself split on the key conspiracy charge, prompting the judge to again urge them back to work. The jury of seven men and five women later finished their sixth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict on charges that Scrushy masterminded a $2.7-billion accounting fraud at the rehabilitative healthcare chain he founded.
May 20, 2005 |
Jurors began deliberations in the fraud trial of fired HealthSouth Corp. chief Richard Scrushy and quickly asked to review recordings secretly made by the FBI. The jury of seven men and five women in Birmingham, Ala., asked U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre for permission to listen to a pair of recordings of Scrushy's talks with former HealthSouth finance chief Bill Owens, who wore a hidden microphone for the FBI.