By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Attorneys for former Alabama Gov. Don
Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy see a positive
sign in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the appeal of
former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling.

Like Skilling, some of the charges against Siegelman and Scrushy
involved "honest services" counts, which make it a crime to
deprive the public of "the intangible right to honest services."

Siegelman attorney Sam Heldman said the fact that the Supreme
Court has agreed to hear three different cases involving "honest
services" charges is a sign that the law is "broad and
confusing."

Siegelman and Scrushy are waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme
Court will hear the appeals of their convictions in a government
corruption case.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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