Jurors in the criminal trial of Richard Scrushy ended their sixth day of deliberations without a verdict, having earlier in the day told the judge for a third time that they could not reach a unanimous decision on a key conspiracy charge. U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre in Birmingham, Ala., instructed the jury to consider the 35 other charges, which include mail, securities and wire fraud. Lead prosecutor Alice Martin said it was too early to tell if there would be a hung jury. The government contends that Scrushy, founder and former chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corp., played a major role in massive accounting fraud at the company. -- by Joseph Mantone
Scrushy jurors end sixth day without a verdict
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