Don Siegelman http://apr.org en Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison http://apr.org/post/former-alabama-governor-reports-federal-prison <P>Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has reported to a minimum security federal prison in southwest Louisiana.</P> <P>U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said the 66-year-old Siegelman turned himself in at the federal prison at Oakdale, La. shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.</P> <P>Siegelman previously served nine months at Oakdale before being released while his conviction on bribery and other charges was being appealed.</P> <P>The former Democratic governor has continued to maintain his innocence. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:49:39 +0000 The Associated Press 17690 at http://apr.org Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison Siegelman On Way To La. To Complete Prison Term http://apr.org/post/siegelman-way-la-complete-prison-term Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman said he was in "good spirits" as he prepared to enter prison to complete a 78-month sentence for his federal government corruption conviction. Siegelman has been ordered to report to federal prison in Oakdale, La., by 2 p.m. Tuesday. The man who has served in four of Alabama's top elected offices, said he is optimistic he will eventually be pardoned by President Obama. Siegelman was being driven across three states Monday by his grown children, Dana and Joseph, and his wife, Lori. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:36:17 +0000 The Associated Press 17635 at http://apr.org Siegelman On Way To La. To Complete Prison Term Siegelman Gets Permission To Go Democratic CVN http://apr.org/post/siegelman-gets-permission-go-democratic-cvn A federal judge has given former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman permission to travel to Charlotte, N.C., next week to attend the Democratic National Convention. The convention is a week before Siegelman is to report to a federal prison in Louisiana to finish his 78-month sentence. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller said Siegelman can travel to Charlotte Sept. 3-6. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:15:52 +0000 The Associated Press 17129 at http://apr.org Siegelman Gets Permission To Go Democratic CVN Former Al. Governor Appealing Prison Sentence http://apr.org/post/former-al-governor-appealing-prison-sentence <P>Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is appealing his prison sentence three weeks before he is scheduled to report to federal prison to complete a more than six-year sentence in a government corruption case. Siegelman's attorney filed the notice yesterday in U.S. District Court in Montgomery saying the former governor is appealing the sentencing to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.</P> <P>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.</P> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:22:57 +0000 The Associated Press 16634 at http://apr.org Former Al. Governor Appealing Prison Sentence Siegelman Has Long Odds On Obama Commutation http://apr.org/post/siegelman-has-long-odds-obama-commutation Several thousand people have signed a petition asking President Barack Obama to keep former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman from spending the next few years in prison. But Siegelman realizes the odds of getting a presidential commutation are about the same as winning a state lottery. More than 5,700 people convicted of federal crimes have asked Obama for a commutation of their sentences. Siegelman says only one has been approved. Despite the long odds, Siegelman says he's proud of his daughter for starting an online petition to ask the president to commute his sentence. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:23:54 +0000 Associated Press 16473 at http://apr.org Siegelman Has Long Odds On Obama Commutation Ex-Ala. Gov. Going Back To Prison For Bribery http://apr.org/post/ex-ala-gov-going-back-prison-bribery <p>Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is going back to prison.</p><p>Federal judge Mark Fuller sentenced Siegelman on Friday to 6 and a half years for his conviction on bribery and other charges. Earlier in court, Siegelman apologized for his actions.</p><p>Siegelman and former HealthSouth chief Richard Scrushy were convicted in 2006. They arranged $500,000 in contributions to Siegelman&#39;s campaign for a state lottery in exchange for the governor appointing Scrushy to an important hospital regulatory board.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:03:04 +0000 Associated Press 15617 at http://apr.org Ex-Ala. Gov. Going Back To Prison For Bribery Former Alabama Governor Headed to Federal Court http://apr.org/post/former-alabama-governor-headed-federal-court <p>Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman heads back to federal court in Montgomery today for a new sentencing hearing for his conviction on bribery and other charges.</p><p>A judge will decide Siegelman&#39;s new sentence and could order the 66-year-old former governor to immediately return to federal prison after more than four years of freedom.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:24:19 +0000 The Associated Press 15584 at http://apr.org Former Alabama Governor Headed to Federal Court Siegelman Lawyer Asks For Leniency In New Sentence http://apr.org/post/siegelman-lawyer-asks-leniency-new-sentence An attorney for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has asked a federal judge to not send Siegelman back to prison on Friday, but in a letter to supporters Siegelman says he may be returning to federal prison for a lengthy stay. U.S. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:34:08 +0000 Associated Press 15501 at http://apr.org Siegelman Lawyer Asks For Leniency In New Sentence Ala. Gambling Trial Judge Wants Bribery Clarity http://apr.org/post/ala-gambling-trial-judge-wants-bribery-clarity <p><font face="Arial">The judge who presided over Alabama&#39;s two gambling corruption trials says the U.S. Supreme Court needs to clear up when a campaign contribution constitutes a bribe.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an opinion saying there is ``considerable confusion&#39;&#39; about how federal corruption laws apply to campaign contributions. He says a precise definition of bribery would help.</font></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:23:05 +0000 Associated Press 15226 at http://apr.org Ala. Gambling Trial Judge Wants Bribery Clarity Disgraced Former Health Care Chief Scrushy Freed http://apr.org/post/disgraced-former-health-care-chief-scrushy-freed <p><font face="Arial">Disgraced former health care executive Richard Scrushy has been released from federal custody after nearly six years.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the former multimillionaire HealthSouth Corp. founder and CEO was freed Wednesday from home confinement in Houston, the final step as he begins three years of supervised release.</font></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:08:01 +0000 Associated Press 15174 at http://apr.org Disgraced Former Health Care Chief Scrushy Freed Former Ala. governor tries again on trial request http://apr.org/post/former-ala-governor-tries-again-trial-request <p><b><font face="Arial">The attorney for Don Siegelman is asking a federal judge to set aside his order denying the former Alabama governor a new trial.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">Siegelman attorney Peter Sissman filed the request Monday with U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller in Montgomery. The attorney wants a delay so he can have more time to try to get documents about former U.S. Attorney Leura Canary.</font></b></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:31:25 +0000 Associated Press 14300 at http://apr.org Former Ala. governor tries again on trial request Siegelman to face resentencing hearing Aug. 3 http://apr.org/post/siegelman-face-resentencing-hearing-aug-3 <p><b><font face="Arial">Authorities have set a date for the resentencing of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">Siegelman is scheduled to appear in federal court for the resentencing on Aug. 3 in Montgomery. He is out of prison on an appeal bond after his 2006 bribery conviction.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">The U.S. Supreme Court this month rejected Siegelman&#39;s latest appeal.</font></b></p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:58:24 +0000 Associated Press 1225 at http://apr.org Listen to Alabama Life from 10-30-2005 http://apr.org/post/listen-alabama-life-10-30-2005 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53543c8396a0a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53543c8396a0a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53543c8396a0a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-487954.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Now that Harriet Miers has taken herself out of consideration for a seat on the Supreme Court, people are talking about the qualifications they'd like to see in the President's next choice. We'll see what some senators in Washington are saying, including Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.<br /><br /><br /><br /> Also, we have a report on former governor Don Siegelman's indictment on charges of bribery, extortion and racketeering.<br /><br /><br /><br /> Listen to some of the people who attended a memorial service for Rosa Parks who talk about what an inspiration she was to them.<br /><br /><br /><br /> And storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham talks about Halloween, Jeffery, and tells a ghost story.</p> Sun, 30 Oct 2005 15:51:00 +0000 1372 at http://apr.org Listen to Alabama Life from 10-30-2005