June 19, 2012


Siegelman Backers Seek Presidential Pardon

Backers of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman (D) want President Obama "to grant a pardon that would prevent the ex-Democratic officeholder from returning to prison for his 2006 bribery conviction," the AP reports.

"Indicted in 2005 and tried the next year, Siegelman was convicted of selling a seat on a hospital regulatory board to former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in exchange for $500,000 in donations... Sentenced to more than seven years in prison, Siegelman served about nine months, mostly in a Louisiana federal prison, before being released in 2008 on an appeal bond."










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