News Quiz: How He Got Off

A look back at the trial of HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy that ended in acquittal

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...

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