Scrushy jury deadlocked

[JURIST] Jurors in the trial of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive] told US District Court Judge Karon Bowdre in a note Friday that they were deadlocked with regard to all charges [original indictment, PDF]. Scrushy, who has been accused of mail and wire fraud as well as money laundering, is the first CEO to be charged under the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act [summary]. The message raises the possibility of a mistrial [JURIST report] but the judge is expected to reiterate to the jurors the importance of reaching a unanimous decision. AP has more.

 

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