No one disputed that a $2.7 billion accounting fraud took place under Richard Scrushy's nose. But the former HealthSouth chief managed to convince a jury he never smelled a thing. Notebook looks at the five-month trial.
1 By the time jury selection began in his hometown, Birmingham, Ala., Scrushy was widely known for all of the following EXCEPT:
A. his sudden philanthropic largesse
B. starting a local talk show with his wife
C. joining a predominantly black church
D. mowing his lawn while wearing a suit
2 In lieu of a smoking gun, the prosecution presented all of the following...