Former HealthSouth VP Gets 8 Years

Law360, New York (June 16, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The sole conviction stemming from the massive fraud at HealthSouth Corp. has resulted in an eight-year prison sentence for Hannibal “Sonny” Crumpler, a former vice president at the medical services provider.

Crumpler was sentenced Thursday in a federal court in Birmingham, Alabama. Prosecutors asked that Crumpler receive 15 years; Crumpler’s attorneys had lobbied for probation.

The sentence will be appealed.

Fifteen former HealthSouth executives have pled guilty to charges related to the accounting scandal that brought HealthSouth to the brink of collapse, but Crumpler is the...
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