WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ordered a new review of the convictions in the government corruption case against former
Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.
The court Tuesday ordered a federal appeals court to review their appeals in light of a ruling that went against what is known as the "honest services fraud" law.
Last week the justices found fault with the anti-fraud law in the case of former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling, and defense attorneys for Siegelman and Scrushy had hoped that ruling would give them a new chance to challenge their convictions.
The former Alabama governor and ousted head of HealthSouth were
convicted in 2006 on fraud and other charges.
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