HealthSouth

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jurors in the corporate fraud trial of fired HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy got an unexpected day off Friday as lawyers and the judge discussed evidence in private.

Neither side would reveal the nature of the discussions, but Federal Judge Karon O. Bowdre told the jury that numerous issues had surfaced.

Bowdre said the trial would resume Monday morning, but testimony will only be heard two days next week because jurors were given three days off for spring break.

Scrushy has been on trial since Jan. 25 in the first test of a federal corporate reporting law against a chief executive officer. He's also accused of conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, obstructing justice and perjury.

Trial resumes at 9 a.m. Monday.


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