A juror in the criminal case of former HealthSouth Corp. chief Richard Scrushy was dismissed because of illness on what would have been the jury's 17th day of deliberations, according to transcripts from U.S. District Court, Birmingham, Ala. Presiding Judge Karon Bowdre said the jury must "begin deliberations anew" and an alternate would replace the sick juror, keeping the number of panel members at 12. Deliberations were delayed earlier in the week because a juror, presumably this one, was sick. The jury is considering 36 charges related to alleged accounting fraud at HealthSouth. Scrushy is the first chief executive officer to be charged under the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. -- by Joseph Mantone
Scrushy jury to begin 'anew' after sick juror dismissed
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