Don Siegelman

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Don Siegelman served as the Democratic Governor of Alabama 1999-2003.

"In October and December 2005 Don Siegleman and HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy were indicted on charges of racketeering, bribery, extortion, mail fraud and conspiracy. Tried in Federal court in 2006, both men were found guilty of bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud. On June 28, 2007, Siegelman and Scrushy were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to lengthy prison terms. Siegelman was sentenced to seven years, four months in prison, three years on probation, restitution of $181,325, a $50,000 fine and 500 hours of community service."[1]

Connection to alleged partisan prosecution

On October 9, 2007 The Birmingham News reported lawyer Jill Simpson told congressional investigators for the House Committee on the Judiciary in September 2007 that Siegelman conceded the 2002 election, in part, after Alabama Republicans promised to end a federal investigation of his administration. Terry Butts, a Riley supporter, delivered the promise to Siegelman, Simpson told the congressional lawyers. In a May 21, 2007 affidavit Simpson said she was on a Nov. 18, 2002 telephone call with Rob Riley and others when a Republican political operative said Karl Rove told him earlier the Justice Department already was investigating Siegelman and he would not be a future political threat.[2][3]

Website On Prosecution of Siegelman

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  1. Official profile: Don Siegelman, Alabama Department of Archive and History, accessed August 10, 2007.
  2. Birmingham News Staff, “Lawyer: Siegelman promised prosecution would end with 2002 election concession,” The Birmingham News, October 9, 2007.
  3. “Affidavit Suggesting Rove Involvement 06-04-2007” “Talking Points Memo Document Collection” June 6, 2007.

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