Charges against Siegelman, Scrushy will stand

A federal appeals court has upheld all of the bribery and corruption charges against former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy and most of the charges against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

The appeals court in Atlanta struck down two of the seven charges that Siegelman was convicted of, and ordered a new sentencing hearing, which could result in reducing his seven-year sentence. However, it upheld key bribery, conspiracy and obstruction counts against him in a scheme that put Scrushy on a state hospital regulatory board when he was leader of HealthSouth.

The court upheld all six counts against Scrushy, leaving in place his sentence of almost seven years.

To learn more about he case:
- read this Modern Healthcare piece (reg. req.)

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