11th Circuit Pushes Back Siegelman Appeal

Sep 10, 2014

A federal appeals court has delayed former Gov. Don Siegelman's case again.
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A federal appeals court has delayed Gov. Don Siegelman's case again.

In April, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court Appeals tentatively scheduled Siegelman's case for the week of July 28. Then the court moved it to the week of Oct. 13, and now records show it has been tentatively reset for the week of Dec. 8.

A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges. Prosecutors said Scrushy bribed Siegelman for a spot on a state regulatory board with donations to Siegelman's 1999 lottery campaign.

Siegelman's lawyers say the case was tainted by the involvement of a prosecutor with ties to GOP politics and that the judge made multiple errors in calculating Siegelman's sentence.

The former Democratic governor is incarcerated in Louisiana