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Prosecutors drop bid to retry Scrushy for perjury

[JURIST] Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not appeal a judge's decision to drop perjury charges [JURIST report] against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy [JURIST news archive], who was previously acquitted of fraud charges [JURIST report]. Immediately after the acquittal, government attorneys said they planned to get the perjury charges reinstated. Even with the criminal issues over, Scrushy still faces civil litigation [JURIST report]. AP has more.

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