Ruling Favors Scrushy In Probe Into Juror Behavior

Law360, New York (November 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has found “credible evidence” that members of the jury that convicted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy of bribery and fraud were exposed to extraneous evidence.

In a recent hearing, District Judge Mark E. Fuller of the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Alabama took testimony from all 12 jurors, and decided that the prosecution must show that the jurors’ consideration of the extraneous evidence was harmless to the defendants. He gave the prosecution until...
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