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And it has been eight years since I reviewed the third edition of the book, starting, and hopelessly dating, my post with the words: "with Jeff Skilling (and now Richard Scrushy) back in the news…." It seems like a lifetime ago. But, alas, financial shenanigans never go out of style. And investors must keep an ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court says one-time employees of the old HealthSouth Corp. can move ahead with a lawsuit over the fraud that nearly wrecked the Birmingham-based company. The justices overturned a lower court decision blocking the lawsuit in a decision Friday.

Smith recounted his experiences with HealthSouth's chief executive officer, Richard Scrushy, and with the people who reported to him as the highest-ranking financial officer. Scrushy was a charismatic, hard-driving and abrasive leader who was found not guilty after a six-month trial in Birmingham, Alabama ...
He was prosecuted after accepting a $500,000 contribution to his campaign for a state lottery. That money came from former Health South Executive Richard Scrushy, and in exchange for the money, Scrushy was played on an influential state hospital board. Scrushy would also go to prison in this case.
Siegelman, 71, was convicted in 2006 on bribery and obstruction of justice charges over donations made to his 1999 campaign for a state lottery by former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. The former governor, who maintains his innocence, was released from prison last year and spoke in Montgomery ...
A jury convicted Don Siegelman in 2006 of bribery for appointing HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy to a state hospital board in exchange for $500,000 in contributions to the governor's campaign for a lottery. He was freed from prison on Feb. 8, 2017. Joseph Siegelman joins Democrat Chris Christie in ...

Watkins, the banker and former attorney for Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, issued a statement to Monday night regarding the deposition. "On November 10, 2017, Mr. Barkley gave a deposition in the SEC case that was favorable to me and the ...
Don Siegelman sits at the big wooden conference table, hand in the air, voice rising as he recalls a moment that would ultimately change the course of his life forever. “Hand on the Bible, hand raised, God strike me dead in this room at this time if I'm not telling the truth, when I called [Richard] Scrushy and ...
According to tweets from Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser, VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor, HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and State Auditor Jim Zeigler are among those in attendance. "Merrill said he wanted to check it out and that he hadn't ...
Siegelman now says a presidential pardon would make clear that campaign contributions are not bribes. He made the argument recently on Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto show. Siegelman and health care executive Richard Scrushy were convicted on federal charges related to contributions Scrushy ...

Siegelman was found guilty of improperly receiving benefits in the form of a $500,000 contribution to a campaign for a state lottery from former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in exchange for Scrushy receiving a seat on the state's Certificate of Need Review Board, which had oversight of Scrushy's ...
Siegelman was convicted of felony corruption charges in 2006 for appointing HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to a board position. After Scrushy donated half a million dollars to a Siegelman connected fund. "My election in 2002 was unquestionably stolen and that's one of the points that this film makes," ...
The theater's board includes Leura Canary, who was a federal prosecutor at the time Siegelman was charged with bribery and other crimes for accepting a $500,000 contribution to his pro-lottery campaign from then-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in exchange for giving Scrushy a seat on the Certificate ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)-- A new documentary, years in the making, is premiering Wednesday night in Birmingham. It highlights the high-profile conviction of former Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. The filmmakers say it highlights injustice in the case. Richard ...
Siegelman," Richard Scrushy, the former founder and CEO of Health South," told reporters Wednesday just hours before the documentary, "Atticus v. The Architect: The Political Assassination of Don Siegelman," was set to premiere at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. "If it doesn't, then every one of y'all ...
March is all about celebrating womanhood, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential women in history whose inspirational stories helped pave the way for female empowerment and progress. These advocates and pioneers have contributed incredible things to not only women's history, but to ...
A new documentary examining the bribery convictions of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and Healthsouth founder Richard Scrushy is set to premiere in Birmingham next week. In an exclusive interview with WVTM 13's Jeff Eliasoph, Scrushy talked about the film, "Atticus v. The Architect: The ...
Count Steve Wimberly among those who believe Governor Don Siegelman was improperly prosecuted, and that's why he says he spent three years on a documentary that says so. And he's not alone. “There was no criminal activity whatsoever,” Scrushy told WBRC in a sit-down interview. “There was never ...


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