Jury Deliberates Scrushy's Fate

Law360, New York (June 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon over whether Richard M. Scrushy will serve jail time for charges stemming from $500,000 payoff federal prosecutors argued secured him a seat on a state regulatory board. If convicted, Scrushy faces the possibility of decades in jail and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

Richard Scrushy, Paul Michael Hamrick, Gary Mack Roberts, and Don Eugene Siegelman—Alabama’s governor from 1999 to 2003—face a bevy of charges including bribery and fraud. Hamrick worked as Siegelman’s Chief of Staff, and Roberts served...
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