The "CEO of fraud" is how one judge described Richard Scrushy, who during the 1990s required HealthSouth employees to falsify earnings reports. Scrushy told employees to inflate revenues and overstate net income for the company, which at the time was one of the largest for-profit health-care service providers in America. By 2003, the government had caught on, with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing that HealthSouth had falsely reported $1.4 billion in revenue. What's more, HealthSouth CFO William Owens had been working with the FBI and captured Scrushy on tape admitting to fraud. The company's stock dropped from nearly $20 in just one day, to 45 cents. After being acquitted of fraud, Scrushy was later convicted of money laundering, extortion, obstruction of justice, racketeering, and bribery. He was also ordered to pay $2.9 billion.