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February 25, 2021
Scrushy Files Brief in Appeal
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has asked a federal appeals court to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.

Scrushy's attorneys have filed a more than 100-page brief asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse Scrushy's conviction or order that he get a new trial. The brief filed late Monday argues that prosecutors did not prove that Scrushy bribed former Gov. Don Siegelman to get the governor to appoint him to a seat on a hospital regulatory board.

The brief also argues that U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller erred by not granting Scrushy a full hearing on charges that jurors talked to each other about the case through e-mails in violation of the judge's instructions.

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