Garage sale at Scrushy's former estate nets $160K

AP News
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 2:23 PM
Garage sale at Scrushy's former estate nets $160K

Buyers walked away with more than $160,000 worth of items at a two-day garage sale at the Alabama estate once owned by HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy.

Consultant John Jones says about $120,000 worth of Scrushy's former belongings were sold Saturday in Vestavia Hills. More than $40,000 worth was sold Sunday.

Combined, the weekend sales and another sale in December have totaled more than $230,000. Scrushy also had homes, cars and properties seized. But it's barely scratched the surface of what he owes from a settlement _ $2.9 billion.

In 2009, Scrushy was found liable for a massive accounting fraud that almost sent HealthSouth into bankruptcy.