Ex-HealthSouth CEO Gets 1 Year Dropped From Prison Time

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday trimmed a year off HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy's prison sentence based on an Eleventh Circuit ruling last year that tossed two fraud counts against him over a bribery scheme involving former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

During a hearing in Montgomery, Ala., U.S. District Judge Mark E. Fuller handed down a reduced sentence of 70 months and ordered Scrushy to pay $150,000 in fines and serve three years of supervised release, a U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman said. Scrushy and...
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