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Scrushy's vehicle fleet auctioned in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Richard Scrushy's fleet of 19 vehicles has been sold at auction for more than $800,000 to help pay a $2.9 billion verdict against the HealthSouth founder stemming from a fraud at the rehabilitation chain.

About 800 people registered to bid and more than 1,000 showed up to watch Thursday as the cars were auctioned off at a Birmingham wrecker company lot.

The best seller was a 1929 Cadillac with only 3,400 miles on it. That vintage car sold for $172,500. A judge earlier this year ordered Scrushy to pay the nearly $2.9 billion civil judgment in a shareholder lawsuit over the accounting fraud at HealthSouth.

Scrushy wasn't in the crowd: He's serving time in federal prison for bribery.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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