Scrushy asks Fuller to recuse himself

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to recuse himself from considering Scrushy's motion for a new trial in his bribery case.

Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in 2006 of bribery and other charges in a federal governmentcorruption case.

Scrushy filed a motion Friday seeking a new trial, alleging selective prosecution and other issues.

Scrushy also filed a motion saying Fuller should step aside because he participated in a meeting with government officials, undisclosed to the defense, about alleged juror e-mails during the trial.

The motion says the meeting makes Fuller a possible witness, which would require him to recuse himself from the case.

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