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Former CEO Scrushy moved out of Atlanta

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has been moved from the federal prison in Atlanta and taken to an inmate transfer site in Oklahoma City next to the Will Rogers World Airport, federal prison officials said Wednesday.

Prison system spokesman Mike Truman said Scrushy arrived at the Oklahoma City site Tuesday. He said the transfer center is usually a stopping point for prisoners before being taken to a permanent prison.

Prison system officials would not say where Scrushy will be taken, but his attorneys said in a court filing that he had been assigned to a low security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, about 580 miles by car from his home in Birmingham.

Scrushy and former Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted last year of bribery and other charges in a government corruption case. On June 28, Siegelman was sentenced to more than seven years in prison and Scrushy to almost seven years.

Scrushy and Siegelman shared a cell in the Atlanta prison for two weeks before Siegelman was transferred. He is now in federal prison at Oakdale, La.

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