HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy will pay the company $31 million as part of a litigation settlement over his bonuses and legal fees.
Scrushy dropped his own suit seeking $21 million for legal fees after HealthSouth agreed to credit that amount against the $52 million he owed for his inflated bonuses, according to one of the lawyers for the founder of the health care company. HealthSouth forced Scrushy out in 2003 after auditors uncovered a $2.7 billion accounting fraud at the company.
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