June 23, 2005 |
A judge scuttled a month of unproductive deliberations in the fraud trial of fired HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy on Wednesday as she dismissed a sick juror and ordered the panel to begin work anew with an alternate. Citing a juror's "recurring health problems" that have become worse as days of deliberations turned into weeks, U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre replaced one male juror with another and instructed the panel members to "start from scratch" with their talks.
April 14, 2005 |
A federal judge who dismissed perjury charges against HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy said she did so because the Securities and Exchange Commission engaged in "cloak and dagger activities" that violated his rights. U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre in Birmingham, Ala., ruled that the SEC and Justice Department prosecutors improperly merged their civil and criminal investigations of HealthSouth's accounting on March 12, 2003.
June 29, 2007 |
Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison and former HealthSouth Chief Executive Richard Scrushy got nearly seven years Thursday in a bribery and corruption case that the judge said damaged public trust in state government. Siegelman was ordered to pay a fine of $50,000, plus $181,325 to a state agency where prosecutors said kickbacks were made.
June 17, 2003 |
Congress rejected a request by HealthSouth Corp.'s fired Chief Executive Richard Scrushy to give him limited immunity in exchange for his testimony about accounting fraud at the company. Scrushy asked lawmakers for immunity related to an investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the alleged fraud, which prosecutors have said could reach $2.5 billion. "The committee has no intention of providing any type of immunity deal with Mr.
May 26, 2005 |
The judge in Richard Scrushy's fraud trial is trying to prevent the case against the former HealthSouth Corp. chief executive from winding up in a deadlocked jury and mistrial. Responding to questions from jurors, U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre instructed the panel for a third time Wednesday on a pivotal conspiracy charge, a complicated count one with a verdict form that is four pages long covering a range of alleged white-collar crimes.
August 5, 2005 |
HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy should face civil-fraud charges for his role in "one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history," the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday in urging a judge to let the case proceed. The SEC's filing in federal court in Birmingham, Ala., called Scrushy "desperate" for asking last month that the lawsuit be dismissed because of the agency's collaboration with the Justice Department.
February 12, 2005 |
Former HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy told his finance chief to "go down fighting" on the eve of an FBI raid that resulted in fraud charges against several executives from the rehabilitation giant, according to evidence Friday at Scrushy's trial. Unknown to Scrushy when he made the comment, then-Chief Financial Officer Bill Owens already had quit fighting: He was cooperating with prosecutors and wearing a hidden recorder that captured Scrushy's words.
April 13, 2005 |
A federal judge indicated Tuesday that she would dismiss three perjury charges from the 58 total counts against Richard Scrushy as jurors got an in-depth look at the vast fortune prosecutors say the former HealthSouth Corp. chief executive made because of a huge fraud. Opening court after a weeklong break for jurors, U.S.
March 4, 2005 |
A former HealthSouth Corp. finance chief testified Thursday that then-Chief Executive Richard Scrushy referred to him as the potential "fall guy" for a huge fraud as an earnings overstatement scheme swelled out of control.
April 22, 2005 |
HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy began his defense at his criminal fraud trial after the presiding judge declined to dismiss most of the charges against him. U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre in Birmingham, Ala., let stand charges of conspiracy and securities, wire and mail fraud that were among the 52 criminal counts Scrushy faced.