Monday, October 31, 2005

Scrushy Pleads Not Guilty

It should not come as a surprise that Richard Scrushy entered a not guilty plea to corruption charges contained in an indictment filed in the Middle District of Alabama.  Invoking God and country, Scrushy proclaimed that he was "absolutely not guilty," noting that he grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America," but ""I am broken right now at what our government is doing."  Scrushy also stated that the government offered him immunity if he would testify against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, but that he had nothing to offer.  A Birmingham News story (here) discusses the not guilty plea. (ph)

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