No Decision in Scrushy Trial
By Alabama Public Radio
Birmingham, AL – Jurors ended their eleventh day of deliberations Monday. They did not reach a verdict in the corporate fraud trial of former HealthSouth C-E-O- Richard Scrushy. A court official says the jury is scheduled to deliberate only one more day this week despite Federal Judge Karon Bowdre's hope to avoid a mistrial. Last week, the judge ordered the jury to continue its discussions after she received a note from the jury foreman. The note said the panel could not make a unanimous decision on any of the 36 counts against Scrushy. Scrushy is the first chief executive officer accused of violating the federal Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reporting law, which holds executives accountable for their company's actions. He also faces fraud, false reporting and money laundering charges.