The Justice Department has added perjury and obstruction of justice charges to the criminal case against Richard M. Scrushy, the former chief executive and chairman of scandal-plagued HealthSouth Corp.

The DOJ said yesterday that a federal grand jury in Birmingham returned a 58-count superseding indictment that added three counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice to the charges previously filed against Scrushy. It also consolidated the conspiracy and fraud charges against him and trimmed the counts from 85 to 58.

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