August 04, 2012


Siegelman Sent Back to Prison

A federal judge sentenced former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman (D) to 78 months in prison, the Birmingham News reports.

"A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman of federal funds bribery on allegations that he sold a seat on a hospital regulatory board to former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in exchange for $500,000 in donations to Siegelman's 1999 referendum campaign to establish a state lottery. Siegelman served nine months of an 88-month sentence before being released in March 2008 on an appeal bond. A federal appeals court tossed out two of the charges against him, which prompted today's resentencing."










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