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Politics & Government
8:46 am
Fri August 10, 2012

"On line" petition aims to free former Al. Governor Siegelman

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Gov. Don Siegelman's daughter has created a petition on the Internet that asks President Barack Obama to grant him clemency. Dana Siegelman's petition says her father was wrongfully convicted on government corruption charges, and it asks the president to restore justice. She's already received more than 1,200 signatures. Siegelman's daughter created the petition after a federal judge resentenced him a week ago. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller sentenced Siegelman to six and one-half years in prison, but he will get credit for nine months already served.

Siegelman Resentencing
5:34 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Siegelman Lawyer Asks For Leniency In New Sentence

Dave Martin Associated Press

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. District Judge Mark Fuller originally sentenced Siegelman to more than seven years in prison for his 2006 conviction for bribery and other charges.

Fuller is resentencing Siegelman because a federal appeals court dropped two of the charges.

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