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Last updated 1:54AM ET
March 7, 2021
Scrushy Lawyers Want Juror E-Mails Investigated
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A federal appeals court has been asked to appoint a special master to investigate e-mails purportedly sent between two jurors in the trial of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

Scrushy's attorneys filed a motion asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to appoint the special master to hold hearings and determine the source and authenticity of the purported juror e-mails.

Scrushy's motion comes after a U.S. Justice Department official acknowledged that the Siegelman and Scrushy defense team was not informed when the trial judge was told that postal inspectors determined the e-mails were bogus.

The jury found Siegelman and Scrushy guilty of bribery and other charges in a government corruption case.

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