June 29, 2006
Siegelman & Scrushy - Verdicts In
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was found guilty of 6 of the 32 charges against him (see Birmingham Alabama News here). These included some of the counts for bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, and obstruction of justice.
Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy were found guilty today of all of the bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud counts brought against him.
Acquitted were Paul Hamrick, former Governor's Chief of Staff, and Mack Roberts, former head of the Alabama Department of Transportation.
The jury was out 11 days before bringing back these verdicts.
For background on this case, see some prior blog posts here:
- Scrushy and Former Alabama Governor Siegelman Indicted on Bribery Charges (here)
- Round Two of the Scrushy Prosecution (here)
- Jury Selection Begins in Corruption Trial of Scrushy and Former Gov. Siegelman (here)
- Scrushy & Siegelman Trial Open Today (here)
- Corruption Prosecution of Scrushy and Siegelman Goes to the Jury (here)
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Posted by: barbara | Jul 1, 2006 5:09:43 PM
I have worked as a draftsman for several years now. During that time I have been apart of many projects that I knew were involved in one way or another with some form of corporate and political corruption. Over billing of projects, price fixing, rigging of bids, kick backs, political pay offs, insider trading and bribery are all business as usual in the Alabama that I have grown up in. Siegelman & Scrushy being convicted gave me false hope that change was possible in our state. I attempted to report some things I knew were both unethical and illegal, but lost my job and had difficulty in finding another one in retaliation. I am now tempted to believe that those in positions of power, influence and responsibility in the legal profession and law enforcement are just as lazy, cowardly, opportunistic and corrupt as any in government or the corporate world.
Posted by: James D. Garner | Apr 24, 2007 8:07:45 AM