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16. NY TIMES: Ex-Governor of Alabama Is Ordered Released
Ex-Governor of Alabama Is Ordered Released
ADAM NOSSITER - Philip Shenon contributed reporting from Washington.
March 28, 2008 -

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Donald Siegelman, former governor of Alabama, was ordered released from prison ....
Text: Court Order -

.... Siegelmans lawyers maintained that as is standard in many white-collar crime cases the veteran Democratic politician never should have been imprisoned in the first place while he appealed his conviction. He should not have been manacled and taken off in the night, said his lawyer, G. Robert Blakey, also a professor at the University of Notre Dame ...

Mr. Siegelmans case has been cited by Democrats here and in Washington as Exhibit A in their contention that politics has influenced decisions by the Justice Department ... Siegelman has picked up some outside support for his claims of political prosecution. The House Judiciary Committee has held hearings on his case, and 44 former state attorneys general, Democrats and some Republicans, signed a petition last summer urging Congress to look into the conviction.........

Democrats in Alabama were jubilant on Thursday, and Mr. Siegelmans lawyers took the appeals court order as a rebuke to the governments position that there was no basis for the ex-governors challenge to his conviction. Its a huge step, but its not the final step, said Vince Kilborn, one of the lawyers. They specifically state his appeal raises substantial issues. It certainly throws cold water on the Justice Department position that there was nothing to his appeal.......

In June 2006, he was convicted by a federal jury here of taking $500,000 from Richard M. Scrushy, ex-chief executive of the HealthSouth Corporation, for an appointment to the state hospital licensing board. The money was to retire a debt from Mr. Siegelmans campaign for a state lottery to pay for schools. The government maintained Mr. Siegelman was liable for the debt, because he was a co-guarantor; his lawyers said he would never have been expected to pay back the loan personally.

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  -Gov. Don Siegelman, the Roughly $3.6 Billion, ExxonMobil, and Pissing Off BIG OIL. L. Coyote  Mar-27-08 07:26 PM   #0 
  - This is great news...When does he get released on appeal?  midnight   Mar-27-08 07:39 PM   #1 
  - Looks like, on posting bond! He may be free now. ??  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:01 PM   #2 
  - Siegelman attorney Vince Kilborn said Siegelman would be released sometime Friday morning.  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:27 PM   #4 
     - thanks for the info!  eShirl   Mar-27-08 08:33 PM   #6 
     - Siegelman's attorney: court order questions Siegelman's conviction on all seven counts  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 11:51 PM   #13 
     - So today? Woohoo!  lonestarnot   Mar-28-08 10:05 PM   #37 
  - They did it in California with the recall election against Gray Davis--the first  Peace Patriot   Mar-27-08 08:26 PM   #3 
  - Says it all: "Davis administration had sued Enron to recover the $10 billion ..."  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:30 PM   #5 
  - It is good to have that information  varelse   Mar-27-08 08:36 PM   #7 
     - Apparently, Arnold stole the prize from the Corrupt Rs that started the recall.  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 08:40 PM   #8 
        - Yeah, the goal was to put the foxes firmly in place as guardians of the henhouse...  varelse   Mar-27-08 08:48 PM   #9 
  - VIDEOS: Sen. Kerry on Dan Abrams = Excellent Siegelman Case Overview  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 09:03 PM   #10 
  - ABRAMS: Siegelman Freed From Prison = Scott Horton and Artur Davis  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:59 AM   #41 
  - Google VIDEO: Don Siegelman on 60 Minutes = all 14 min 20 sec  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 10:26 AM   #42 
  - yep...thanks for the link  Supersedeas   Apr-01-08 11:30 AM   #46 
  - HOUSE JUDCIARY: Jailed Ex-Governor Sought for Testimony  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 09:44 PM   #11 
  - HORTON: Court of Appeals Sets Governor Siegelman Free As Congress Calls Siegelman to Testify  L. Coyote   Mar-27-08 11:39 PM   #12 
  - Team Chertoff and the Art of Political Prosecution  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 03:53 PM   #30 
  - $3.6 billion reasons why Siegelman was sitting in jail  seemslikeadream   Mar-28-08 12:00 AM   #14 
  - And, AL Supreme Court overturned the judgment, ALONG PARTY LINES!  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:13 AM   #15 
  - NY TIMES: Ex-Governor of Alabama Is Ordered Released  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:29 AM   #16 
  - P.S. Artur Davis and the new Siegelman hearing = Go after Karl Rove  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 12:48 PM   #26 
  - Carpetbagger: "A few other angles to consider in light of Siegelmans release:"  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:36 AM   #17 
  - dKOS TheOpinionGuy: Hatch Act Violations for the Prosecutors?  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 09:53 AM   #18 
  - CALL CONYERS & thank him for his efforts!  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:11 AM   #19 
  - Karl Rove's next move  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:16 AM   #20 
  - MADSEN: The McCain/Rove defense contractor shake down game = $$ 30 BILLION $$  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:43 AM   #21 
  - USAF Selects Northrop Grumman = 130 refueling tankers = $35 billion contract  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 01:15 PM   #27 
     - Boeing challenges refueling contract = "corrupt and incestuous relationship"  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 11:48 AM   #43 
  - L. Coyote, you amaze me daily!  annabanana   Mar-28-08 10:48 AM   #22 
  - It really does add up, doesn't it! And, how it is all linked becomes more apparent  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 10:57 AM   #23 
  - K&R  Jeffersons Ghost   Mar-28-08 11:00 AM   #24 
  - HE'S OUT! Gov. Don Siegelman departed federal prison in Louisiana, spoke briefly to press.  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 12:13 PM   #25 
  - VIDEO: Gov. Don Siegelman Brief Statement to Press Leaving Prison  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 06:43 PM   #34 
  - Telephone INTERVIEW: Freed Alabama Ex-Governor Sees Politics in His Case  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 03:28 PM   #28 
  - DU these LIES: Former Alabama Governor Temporarily Released To Provide Testimony In Congress  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 03:39 PM   #29 
  - K&R  rhett o rick   Mar-28-08 04:26 PM   #31 
  - All this certainly makes Alabama look like Creep Central of the Republican Party.  annabanana   Mar-28-08 06:26 PM   #32 
  - And, I'm not even including all the racism!  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 06:30 PM   #33 
  - Mississippi Justice: Bush US Attorney targeted my wife, supporters and friends  L. Coyote   Apr-13-08 02:32 PM   #53 
  - Legal Schnauzer: Siegelman: Free at Last, Free at Last  L. Coyote   Mar-28-08 08:49 PM   #35 
  - kick  demobabe   Mar-28-08 10:02 PM   #36 
  - "  L. Coyote   Apr-01-08 10:44 AM   #45 
  - NY TIMES: Freed Ex-Governor of Alabama Talks of Abuse of Power  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:34 AM   #38 
  - WA POST: Former Ala. Governor Turns Tables on Justice Department  L. Coyote   Apr-13-08 02:54 PM   #54 
  - Will Karl Rove Testify? Take the Fifth?  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:37 AM   #39 
  - Siegelman rejoins family after 9 months  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 09:52 AM   #40 
  - ***** Welcome Home Gov. Don Siegelman ***** Official SHOUT OUT Support Thread *****  L. Coyote   Mar-29-08 03:26 PM   #44 
  - Rove Looms Large in Siegelman Case  L. Coyote   Apr-02-08 11:07 AM   #47 
  - Rep. Artur Davis says Siegelman should not testify on Capitol Hill  L. Coyote   Apr-02-08 11:08 AM   #48 
  - Siegelman appeal could take a year or more to be decided  L. Coyote   Apr-02-08 04:36 PM   #49 
  - 60 Minutes VIDEO: Siegelman Says 'No Deal' occurred with Scrushy  L. Coyote   Apr-06-08 09:24 PM   #50 
  - Three Exclusive Video Clips from 60 Minutes  L. Coyote   Apr-06-08 09:56 PM   #51 
  - VIDEOS: 2008.04.08 - Don Siegelman On Abrams' Verdict  L. Coyote   Apr-09-08 09:29 AM   #52 

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