Scrushy asks judge for new trial in bribery case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy says he was a victim of selective prosecution when he was convicted of bribery in 2006 and has asked a Montgomery federal judge to grant him a new trial.

Scrushy filed the motion Friday claiming that he and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in the federal government corruption case because the U.S. Justice Department was trying to prevent Siegelman, a Democrat, from defeating Republican Gov. Bob Riley in the 2006 election.

The motion cites numerous allegations that have surfaced since the trial and that led to a House committee investigation and Justice Department review of possible political interference.

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