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February 25, 2021
Date Set for Siegelman, Scrushy Sentencing
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A federal judge set a June 26th sentencing date Thursday for former Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth C-E-O Richard Scrushy.

It comes almost one year after they were convicted in federal court on bribery charges.

Federal Judge Mark Fuller also turned down a request by Scrushy for a new trial and for Fuller to recuse himself.

Fuller is still considering a motion for a new trial in which Scrushy says the federal courts had no jurisdiction to try the case.

Siegelman and Scrushy were convicted June 29th, 2006 after a two-month trial.

Siegelman was accused of appointing Scrushy to a seat on an important hospital regulatory board in exchange for 500-thousand dollars in donations to Siegelman's campaign for a statewide lottery. Siegelman was also convicted on an obstruction of justice charge.

In the motion asking Fuller to recuse himself, Scrushy argued that the judge had a conflict because he has an interest in a company that has contracts with the Air Force and because one of the prosecutors, Steve Feaga, is a colonel in the Air Force.

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