Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman says he’s disappointed — but not surprised — that a federal appeals court threw out two bribery convictions against him and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, but let stand most of their other 2006 corruption convictions.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling Tuesday that there was not enough evidence to convict Siegelman and Scrushy of two bribery counts, which involved a hospital license and equipment. But the appeals court rejected a request for a new trial and let stand convictions on five counts against Siegelman and four against Scrushy. The court said they must be resentenced to reflect the reduced number of counts.