Former HealthSouth Corp. Chief Financial Officer Michael Martin received seven days in prison, in addition to the previously ordered five years' probation and $2.4 million in penalties, after a judge reconsidered Martin's sentence for his role in accounting fraud at the rehabilitation company. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta remanded Martin's initial sentence for reconsideration to U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Ala., in response to the government's appeal. The court also remanded the sentence of former HealthSouth Vice President Richard Botts, but the judge did not add to the five-year probation he originally ordered. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin in Birmingham said she was disappointed by the outcome. Martin and Botts pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in 2003. Both men cooperated with the government in its unsuccessful case against HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy, who was acquitted in June. -- by Joseph Mantone
7 prison days added to ex-HealthSouth CFO's sentence
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