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DOJ adds perjury, obstruction charges to Scrushy indictment

[JURIST] 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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