Scrushy Release on Bond Denied

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has for the third time refused to release former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy from prison while his conviction is being appealed.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision made public Wednesday, ruled that it was denying Scrushy's request for an appeal bond because the former CEO had not proven he is not a flight risk.

Scrushy's attorneys have argued that following a hearing last year a federal magistrate found that Scrushy was not a flight risk. But a judge later held that he was.

 Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in 2006 of bribery and other charges in a government corruption case. The 11th Circuit in March ordered Siegelman released from a Louisiana federal prison on appeal bond.

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