Read the following articles or other related articles regarding the HealthSouth case and then answer the questions below:
Voreacos, David, “HealthSouth Executives Plead Guilty,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), April 4, 2003.
Vicini, James, “HealthSouth’s Scrushy to Face Criminal Charges: Fraud, Money Laundering,” National Post’s Financial Post and FP Investing (Canada), November 5, 2003.
Whitmire, Kyle, “HealthSouth to Pay $3 Million in U.S. Accounting Fraud Case,” The New York Times, May 19, 2006.
Romero, Simon and Kyle Whitmire, “Former Chief of HealthSouth Acquitted in $2.7 Billion Fraud,” The New York Times, June 29, 2005.
Davidson, Laurence Viele, “Scrushy, Ex-Governor Convicted,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2006.
Davidson, Laurence Viele, “HealthSouth’s Scrushy Gets 6 Years in Prison,” The Washington Post, June 29, 2007.
Rappeport, Alana, “Scrushy at Home on the Ranch,” CFO.com, June 6, 2008.
Short Answer Questions
Of what offense was Scrushy ultimately convicted?
How long was Mr. Scrushy’s prison sentence?
What were the losses at HealthSouth associated with the fraud?
How many former HealthSouth executives testified against Mr. Scrushy?
How long was the Scrushy trial?
Despite Mr. Scrushy’s acquittal, how many other HealthSouth executives went to jail?
Discuss three ways in which an accountant acting as an expert witness might help with a fraud case.
How can an expert witness protect their credibility?
An expert witness is hired by either the prosecution (plaintiff) or defense (defendant). Given that the expert witness has been hired by one side, how do they address challenges to their credibility?
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines