Scrushy arrives at Texas prison
MONTGOMERY (AP) — Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has been transferred to a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas.
Federal prison officials said Scrushy arrived at the minimum security prison late Thursday afternoon. Scrushy has been in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta for the past three weeks. He was held briefly earlier this week at the federal prison transfer center in Oklahoma City before being moved to Beaumont.
The Beaumont prison is about 580 miles by car from Scrushy's home in Birmingham.
Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted last year of bribery and other charges in a government corruption case. Last month, Siegelman was sentenced to more than seven years in prison and Scrushy to almost seven years. They shared a prison cell in Atlanta for two weeks before Siegelman was transferred.
Siegelman is now being held at the federal prison in Oakdale, La., about 115 miles from Beaumont.
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