It has been almost six years since a federal jury found former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy guilty of public corruption. On Monday, their appeals finally ran their course, when the United State Supreme Court refused to hear the case.
The court gave no comment on its decision, and Justice Elena Kagan was recused from the case.
Out of further appeals, Siegelman must return to the United States District Court for resentencing. In addition to the bribery charges he shared with Scrushy, Siegelman was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. If Siegelman’s sentence remains slightly longer than Scrushy’s, Siegelman faces at least five years in prison.
Since the first sentencing in 2007, Scrushy has served his time in federal prison and was recently released to a halfway house where he will finish his sentence, which will end this year.