Court orders new review of Siegelman, Scrushy case

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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