Jurors in the corporate fraud trial of fired HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy returned for their eleventh day of deliberations today in a bid in a bid to break a deadlock and avoid a mistrial.
Last week, Federal Judge Karon Bowdre ordered the panel to continue talks after getting a note from the jury foreman who said they could not make a unanimous decision on any of the 36 counts accusing Scrushy of orchestrating a multi billion dollar earnings overstatement.
Scrushy is the first chief executive officer accused of violating the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reporting law, passed three years ago after a string of business scandals. He's also accused of fraud, false reporting and money laundering.
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