Scrushy Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

From Associated Press

Federal prosecutors added perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges to the criminal case against fired HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy under a new indictment in the rehabilitation giant’s accounting scandal.

The new charges were announced by the Justice Department in a superseding indictment that trimmed the total number of counts from 85 to 58.

Scrushy, 52, told U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Michael Putnam during an arraignment that he was “absolutely not guilty.”