Don Siegleman and Richard Scrushy Are Going to Prison

I must admit that I am mildly surprised by this outcome. Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder and former CEO Richard Scrushy has been sentenced to a combined 170 months in federal prison for their crimes of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud. Neither man is eligible for parole.

I assumed that there would be some jail time, but Siegelman’s sentence of seven years, four months and Scrushy’s sentence of six years, ten months was more than I thought either man would receive. It is somewhat comforting to see the justice system actually punish criminals, despite being (in)famous and having high-priced attorneys.


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