Alabama news round-up: Siegelman hoping for pardon from president

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News from around the state: Former Gov. Don Siegelman renewed his criticism of his 2006 conviction on bribery and obstruction of justice charges Monday.  Kim Chandler of The Birmingham News reports Siegelman, sentenced to 78 months in prison on Aug. 3, said he hopes for a presidential pardon to call attention to a “flaw in [...]

Court sets August date for Siegelman resentencing

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A federal judge has set former Gov. Don Siegelman’s resentencing hearing on corruption charges for August 3. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, who presided over the 2006 trial of Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, set the date Wednesday afternoon following a conference call with attorneys. Fuller said he would issue orders in [...]

Judge wants to review Siegelman witness binder

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A U.S. Magistrate Judge Thursday ordered the U.S. Attorney in Montgomery to turn over a binder used to prepare a key witness in the 2006 corruption trial of former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Charles S. Coody ordered George Beck, the U.S. Attorney for Alabama’s Middle District, to submit the documents [...]

Siegelman, Scrushy ask judge for evidence for new trial

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Attorneys for former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy asked a court Wednesday to allow a discovery process to move forward that may grant them new trials on bribery and obstruction of justice charges. In a three-hour hearing before U.S. District Judge Charles S. Coody, attorneys for both men and the U.S. [...]