A former HealthSouth chief financial officer testified that fired chief executive Richard Scrushy, who is on trial for charges that include conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, perjury and false corporate reporting, was a deeply involved manager "responsible for everything" -- including orders to prepare phantom revenues and false financial statements, according to published reports.
In testimony Tuesday, former CFO Bill Owens, who has pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme to inflate revenue by $2.7 billion at the health care concern, described Scrushy as a micromanager who oversaw everything from major acquisitions to who parked where at headquarters, the Associated Press reported.
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