Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to recuse himself from considering Scrushy's motion for a new trial in his bribery case.
Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in 2006 of bribery and other charges in a federal government corruption case. Scrushy filed a motion Friday seeking a new trial, alleging selective prosecution and other issues.
Scrushy also filed a motion saying Fuller should step aside because he participated in a meeting with government officials, undisclosed to the defense, about alleged juror e-mails during the trial. The motion says the meeting makes Fuller a possible witness, which would require him to recuse himself from the case.