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Hometown Jury Acquits HealthSouth CEO

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Hometown Jury Acquits HealthSouth CEO

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Hometown Jury Acquits HealthSouth CEO

Hometown Jury Acquits HealthSouth CEO

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Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy is acquitted of all charges in the government's fraud case against him. The acquittal in Scrushy's hometown of Birmingham, Ala., breaks a recent string of convictions in high-profile corporate corruption cases. But the government's overall track record in prosecuting white-collar crime is mixed.