Siegelman, Scrushy ask full court to hear appeal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy have asked for a hearing from the full 12-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on their convictions in a government corruption case.

A three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit earlier this month
upheld most of the bribery and corruption charges against Siegelman and all the charges against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

Attorneys for Siegelman filed a motion Thursday asking for a
hearing from the full 11th Circuit. Scrushy filed a similar motion
with the court on Wednesday.

In the filing, Siegelman's attorneys argued the government did
not prove there was an explicit agreement between Siegelman and Scrushy as required in bribery cases.


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