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Health South Founder Seeks New Trial

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy
has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to recuse himself from
considering Scrushy's motion for a new trial in his bribery case.
Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in
2006 of bribery and other charges in a federal government
corruption case. Scrushy filed a motion Friday seeking a new trial,
alleging selective prosecution and other issues.
Scrushy also filed a motion saying Fuller should step aside
because he participated in a meeting with government officials,
undisclosed to the defense, about alleged juror e-mails during the
trial. The motion says the meeting makes Fuller a possible witness,
which would require him to recuse himself from the case.


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