Auction set for Scrushy's Birmingham-area estate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Plans to sell the Birmingham-area estate
of Richard Scrushy are moving ahead now that the Alabama Supreme
Court has turned down an appeal by the imprisoned HealthSouth Corp.
founder.

Attorneys trying to collect a $2.8 billion judgment against
Scrushy hope the home sells at auction on Monday. The sprawling
estate in Vestavia Hills could bring millions.

Scrushy's fleet of cars and his lake mansion already have been
sold for more than $8 million total. The money will help pay a
verdict stemming from a judge's decision that Scrushy led a huge
accounting fraud while he was running the Birmingham-based
HealthSouth.

Scrushy asked courts to block the collection attempts, but the
Alabama Supreme Court refused in a decision released Tuesday.

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


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