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March 6, 2021
Appeals Court Refuses to Release Scrushy from Federal Prison
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A federal appeals court has refused to release former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy from federal prison while his bribery conviction is being appealed.

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Scrushy's motion to be released on an appeal bond. Appellate Judges Gerald Tjoflat and R. Lanier Anderson wrote in an order that Scrushy had not shown that he was not a flight risk if released from prison.

Scrushy and former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman were convicted last year of bribery and other charges in a federal government corruption case.

Siegelman also has a motion for release on appeal bond pending with the 11th Circuit.

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