HealthSouth shareholders hunting Scrushy assets

Attorneys for HealthSouth Corp. shareholders are trying to find out what's happened to cash,
investment accounts and other property belonging to fired CEO Richard Scrushy.

Scrushy began testifying Thursday in Birmingham before lawyers who are trying to collect an almost $2.9 billion judgment against him for the long-running fraud at HealthSouth.

Scrushy says he doesn't know what happened to many of his riches because he's been in prison more than two years on a bribery conviction. But he disagreed with a government report that put his total assets at almost $28 million just two years ago.

A judge let shareholder lawyers question Scrushy under oath after holding the longtime chief executive in contempt of court for failing to disclose his assets earlier.

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