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Deadlocked jury continues to work, Scrushy unwilling to cut deal

[JURIST] Lawyers for former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] said Monday he is unwilling to reach a plea bargain with prosecutors and is prepared for a retrial if necessary. Scrushy denies wrongdoing in the $2.7 billion accounting fraud case in which prosecutors have charged him with wire and mail fraud, money laundering, and violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act [summary]. Last week [JURIST report] prosecutors were just as adamant in their unwillingness to cut a deal, even with the possibility of a mistrial [JURIST report] becoming less remote. Reuters has more.

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