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December 30, 7:45 a.m.

17th Person Indicted in HealthSouth Case

A former HealthSouth executive was indicted Wednesday in a huge fraud at the rehabilitation giant, becoming the 17th person accused in what prosecutors say was a conspiracy to overstate earnings by $2.5 billion.

Hannibal Sonny Crumpler, who worked as controller of HealthSouth's operating division from 1992 until July 2000, was accused of wire fraud, mail fraud and securities fraud for allegedly working with others to falsify the company's financial records. While still on HealthSouth's payroll in 2002, Crumpler worked as Chief Financial Officer for HealthSouth relative source Medical Solutions, according to the charges. While there, he was accused of signing an audit that overstated the amount of money source medical owed to HealthSouth by "tens of millions of dollars," according to a statement by prosecutors.

Crumpler's attorney, Michael Abbott of Atlanta, said his client denies the charges and will plead not guilty.

The Associated Press

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