Richard Scrushy requesting release from prison during appeal

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy wants out of prison while his case is on appeal.

Scrushy's attorneys made the request in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that ordered a review of his government corruption convictions and those of former Governor Don Siegelman.      
Court papers claim Scrushy is broke because of a $2.8 billion judgement and has no means or motivation to flee.

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