August 25, 2005
3 months to a cooperator in HealthSourh
AP reports here that Aaron Beam, a government witness in the Richard Scrushy trial, received a sentence of three months in prison and a year probation. Beam, the former CFO of HealthSouth, testified in the Scrushy trial, a trial that resulted in a not guilty verdict for Scrushy. Prosecutors asked the court for leniency in light of the substantial cooperation provided by Beam. Yes, in some cases the cooperators get a greater sentence than the person they are cooperating against. Obviously this is true when the accused is found not guilty, like Richard Scrushy.
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