The public hearing over whether or not to rename Richard Scrushy Parkway turned into a shouting match that spilled out into the street. Local talk radio host Frank Matthews, a long-time Scrushy supporter, argued against the name change, saying Scrushy had not been found guilty. Huh? In what alternate universe? I guess Frank missed this:
In June 2005, a Birmingham jury acquitted Scrushy on criminal charges related to the massive accounting scandal at HealthSouth. This past June, Scrushy was convicted by a federal jury on six charges against him – bribery, conspiracy and four counts of honest services mail fraud.
There was no decision at last night’s meeting — the proposed name change has been referred to a committee.