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Scrushy jury to work longer in effort to break deadlock

[JURIST] Members of an Alabama jury apparently split [JURIST report] over whether to convict former HealthSouth Corp. [corporate website] CEO Richard M. Scrushy [Wikipedia profile] have agreed to add an hour of work to their daily deliberations, according to a federal court official's statement Tuesday. The jury has typically worked for four and a half hours daily since getting the case on May 19 and is at an impasse with regards to the conspiracy charge. Scrushy has also been charged with mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and violations of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act [summary]. He faces up to life in prison for what government prosecuters contend was massive fraudulent activity done to artificially inflate stock prices. Reuters has more.

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