Sunday, April 30, 2006
Richard Scrushy, previously acquitted in a federal trial involving his activities with HealthSouth, will begin his second trial today. Scrushy is charged with conspiracy, bribery, and mail fraud for "allegedly making two hidden payments totaling $500,000 in 1999 and 2000 to then-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in return for a spot on a state regulatory panel that oversees HealthSouth and other health-care providers. " See Wall Street Journal here.
His co-defendants at trial include former Governor Don Siegelman, who is on trial in the height of his campaign for the Democratic Nomination for Governor of Alabama.
This trial may prove to be as fascinating at Scrushy's last trial. The Wall Street Journal here describes events occurring outside the courtroom.