The defense team for Richard Scrushy, former chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala., who faces trial in January 2005 on 58 criminal counts, filed motions in hopes of getting three charges dropped and obtaining more insight into the U.S. government's case. The motions asked for the dismissal of three charges related to a certification requirement under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and requested that the warrant for a March 2003 search of HealthSouth offices be unsealed so they could determine if the search was too broad. The lawyers also sought to force prosecutors to disclose the evidence they plan to present at trial, immunity or other agreements made with sources of information and the names of co-conspirators mentioned in the government's superceding indictment. -- by Joseph Mantone
Scrushy defense moves to dismiss charges, open warrant
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