HealthSouth Bigwig Loses Appeal In Fraud Case

Law360, New York (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. appeals court invalidated for the second time a lower court’s sentencing of former HealthSouth Corp. chief financial officer Michael Martin, saying it was far too lenient for his role in the company’s multi-billion dollar fraud.

In an opinion issued Tuesday, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit criticized an earlier Alabama district court decision to give Martin only a week in jail.

“In Martin’s case, we now are squarely presented with the question of whether…an ultimate sentence of...
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