Scrushy's bank accounts seized

File Photo: Richard Scrushy
File Photo: Richard Scrushy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Richard Scrushy's bank accounts have been seized in an attempt to collect some of the $2.8 billion he was ordered to pay HealthSouth Corp. after being found responsible for fraud against the company.

Lawyers for HealthSouth shareholders said Monday papers were served on more than a dozen banks where Scrushy is believed to have stowed money he earned while working at the company.

Among banks served papers were First Commercial Bank and Alamerica Bank, both based in Birmingham; New York-based UBS AG; and San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co., successor to Birmingham's SouthTrust Corp.

Attorney John Somerville said the attempt is to recover every penny Scrushy has to satisfy the judgment levied against him.

The judgment stems from a May civil trial in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

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