MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy
says he was a victim of selective prosecution when he was convicted
of bribery in 2006 and has asked a Montgomery federal judge to
grant him a new trial.
Scrushy filed the motion Friday claiming that he and former
Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in the federal government
corruption case because the U.S. Justice Department was trying to
prevent Siegelman, a Democrat, from defeating Republican Gov. Bob
Riley in the 2006 election.
The motion cites numerous allegations that have surfaced since
the trial and that led to a House committee investigation and Justice Department review of possible political interference.