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A defendant in two of the most infamous Southern trials of the twenty-first century, Richard M. Scrushy has twice found himself in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of Justice. In both cases, he proclaims his innocence. Now, in It Should Not Happen in America, Scrushy speaks out for the first time and sets the record straight.
Richard Scrushy left behind a successful career in medical education to follow his dream, building a healthcare company the likes of which had not been seen before. That company, HealthSouth, would grow at an exponential rate, launching Scrushy into a position of stature and importance. Scrushy's role as HealthSouth CEO, however, put him in the line of ﬁre for two politically motivated prosecutions and his eventual imprisonment. It Should Not Happen in America
is Scrushy's warning that the American justice system can be corrupted to bring down an innocent man. Scrushy's memoir is infused with his devout faith in God, wisdom in the realms of business and ﬁnance, and indignation at the miscarriage of justice that took him from his family for five long years. He sets the record straight on his torturous journey from being one of Alabama's most celebrated sons to one of America's most tragic victims of legal malpractice. Scrushy's heartfelt account gives an insider perspective on two of the most discussed and speculated-on legal battles in the history of Alabama and the nation. The memoir reveals the lengths to which ambitious and unscrupulous judges and prosecutors will go to achieve political ends.