MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 24, 2007 -- The second recent motion in the case involving Richard Scrushy in the federal court in Montgomery may soon be unsealed. The motion which we know from the court docket and public filings concerns a question of jurisdiction was filed last week, also under seal is a reply to the government's bond revocation appeal of Judge Coody's ruling. Attorney Jim Parkman filed a motion Monday as ordered by Judge Mark Fuller on Friday saying
Judge Fuller indicated in his order on Friday that he saw no reason for the two documents to be under seal. Prosecutor Louis Franklin told me he had no objection to those two documents being unsealed.
The documents related to the matter of the judge's recusal for now remain under seal. The government will reply as ordered by Judge Fuller to the defense recusal motion.
Judge Charles Coody on Monday issued an order denying Scrushy's request to extend the boundaries of Scrushy's travels without GPS monitoring to the Southern District of Alabama. Judge Coody's order says the following: