DOJ adds perjury, obstruction charges to Scrushy indictment

Charges of perjury and obstruction of justice were added Wednesday to the indictment of Richard Scrushy, former HealthSouth CEO. The new charges are part of a superseding indictment which consolidated the counts against Scrushy from 85 to 58. Scrushy has previously pleaded innocent to charges in the 85-count indictment, saying that a $2.6 billion accounting fraud occurred without his knowledge.

The Justice Department is charging Scrushy with conspiracy, securities fraud and money laundering, among other crimes. Scrushy is currently free on $10 million bond, and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon. AP has more.

 

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