Court Says Siegelman To stay Imprisoned During Appeal

Oct 31, 2014

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman will remain in prison while he appeals his conviction.
Credit Dave Martin / Associated Press

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman will remain in prison while he appeals his conviction.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said the former governor must remain incarcerated while judges consider his request for a new trial. Al.com reports the hearing was scheduled to start in July. It's now expected to happen early next year.

Siegelman's attorneys said the prosecution was marred by judicial mistakes and politics.

Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy were convicted of bribery and other charges in 2006. After appeals, Siegelman was sentenced in 2012 to six years in prison.