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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 07:20 PM
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4. Siegelman case still troubling: Rove, Gonzales, Riley, Scanlon, Abramoff
EDITORIAL - Siegelman case still troubling

Most Alabamians may not care terribly much that former Gov. Don Siegelman faces sentencing on federal corruption charges in the coming weeks. But all Alabamians should care if the process that may put him in a federal prison was fair and free of politics.

A federal jury in Montgomery found Mr. Siegelman and Richard Scrushy, founder and former CEO of HealthSouth, guilty of corruption in 2006.

Mr. Siegelman came to Decatur on Tuesday to retell a story of political intrigue that helped convict the pair. He came armed with new information to feed the political tapestry woven with readily recognizable names: Karl Rove, embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former state Attorney General Bill Pryor, Gov. Bob Riley, discredited lobbyists Michael Scanlon and Jack Abramoff, and more.

The looming scandal involving Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Rove over the sacking of eight U.S. attorneys who refused to do political investigations has Mr. Siegelman retelling his story with more vigor. ..........
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  -Abramoff and Kark Rove Linked to Prosecution of Ex-Alabama Governor and Campaign Finances L. Coyote  Jun-01-07 06:04 PM   #0 
  - ABRAMOFF: Gambling, Indians, Rove, Reed and the Republican Money Machine  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 06:11 PM   #1 
  - Bush-DeLay-Abramoff Indian Casinos Campaign Money Laundering Operation  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 04:59 PM   #14 
     - I'm sure we can find more money/corruption links  demobabe   Jun-02-07 09:04 PM   #16 
     - Lobbying Expenses Reported  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 07:05 PM   #32 
     - "detailed glimpse into a sordid subculture of fraud and attempted influence peddling"  L. Coyote   Jun-10-07 10:09 AM   #33 
  - Choctaws spent $13 million to elect Riley, Senate reports  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 06:35 PM   #2 
  - I wonder if the $13 million includes the Christian Coalition money  demobabe   Jun-02-07 11:59 PM   #18 
  - Where did the Indian Tribal money really go? Fraud, Illegal Campaign Funding, Bush?  L. Coyote   Jun-03-07 07:25 AM   #19 
  - "Let's give the check to Ken Mehlman at the White House," PLUS "massages, hookers, whatever."  L. Coyote   Jun-10-07 01:52 PM   #34 
  - After Jack ... Riley has some, well, Abramoff issues  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 06:52 PM   #3 
  - Citing cooperation, Judge postpones sentencing for former lobbyist Abramoff and Scalon  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 03:27 PM   #30 
     - Ex-Justice Dept. Lawyer Under Scrutiny in Probe  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 04:24 PM   #31 
  - Siegelman case still troubling: Rove, Gonzales, Riley, Scanlon, Abramoff  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 07:20 PM   #4 
  - PAC Gives $300K to Riley, After Getting $50 Million State Contract  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 07:39 PM   #5 
  - Bob Riley's Abramoff Problem = Riley's press secretary was Michael Scanlon  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 09:58 PM   #6 
  - AP: Records show Scanlon targeted money from gaming for Riley = $75,000  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 04:48 PM   #13 
  - Josh Marshall = background on Karl Rove, Alabama and William Canary.  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 10:14 PM   #7 
  - prosecutors are asking the judge to sentence Siegelman to 30 years in prison. Thirty years!  L. Coyote   Jun-05-07 12:21 AM   #22 
     - You're missing the nature of Alabama courts  demobabe   Jun-05-07 04:26 AM   #23 
  - The case was tried as Siegelman sought the Democratic nomination for governor  L. Coyote   Jun-01-07 10:18 PM   #8 
  - kick Rove and Abramoff  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 01:48 AM   #9 
  - My wife interviewed  symbolman   Jun-02-07 05:07 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, the vote difference was blamed on a lightning strike...  demobabe   Jun-02-07 08:43 AM   #11 
     - Just incredible. This is why controling Justice is so imperative for BUSHco  L. Coyote   Jun-02-07 11:41 PM   #17 
  - K & R !!!  WillyT   Jun-02-07 04:02 PM   #12 
  - K & R  demobabe   Jun-02-07 08:59 PM   #15 
  - Conspiracy to violate state election code = "donation of $500,000"  L. Coyote   Jun-03-07 08:38 PM   #20 
  - Did Karl Rove Sic Prosecutors on Former Alabama Gov. Siegelman?  L. Coyote   Jun-05-07 12:17 AM   #21 
  - The Klu Klux Klan, the Dirty Trickster Attorney, the Web Site, Rove, and the Canary  L. Coyote   Jun-07-07 09:43 PM   #24 
  - Siegelman Filing Says Recommendations "Draconian" a "Life Sentence"  L. Coyote   Jun-07-07 11:47 PM   #25 
  - I still distrust the religious base he coveted with his promises,  AuntPatsy   Jun-07-07 11:55 PM   #26 
  - Politization of Justice is a particularly difficult conundrum, criminalization is worse  L. Coyote   Jun-08-07 09:35 AM   #27 
  - Only in Alabama folks.  L. Coyote   Jun-08-07 11:58 PM   #28 
  - WA Post: Lawyer Links Rove to Ala. Investigation  L. Coyote   Jun-09-07 12:07 AM   #29 

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