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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:28 PM
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New Evidence In Siegelman Case Points To Republican Cabal
A new review of evidence suggests that an aligned group of Republican interests were pressing for -- and seeking to profit financially from -- the trial of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on charges of bribery.

According to court documents and official testimony, months before Siegelman was charged, Rob Riley, the son of the state's governor, expressed confidence that an indictment would occur and that Siegelman's political financier, Richard Scrushy, would be drawn into case.

Around the same time, moreover, Riley managed to maneuver himself into an extremely profitable position: lead local counsel on a separate, massive civil suit against Scrushy and his company, HealthSouth.

How he received the assignment aroused some suspicion.

Riley had limited experience in securities litigation. And, for critics, his appointment gave of the appearance of legal-political insider trading: the governor's son, cognizant that Scrushy would be dragged into Siegelman's case, saw the benefits to be had from the civil suit against Scrushy's company, and positioned himself to profit.

Riley denied these charges in an interview with the Huffington Post, saying that he had no prior knowledge of Siegelman's forthcoming indictment and arguing that he had been recruited to come on board the HealthSouth case, not the other way around.

What is agreed upon, however, is that Riley earned big money from his work. Ten months after he signed onto the HealthSouth suit, Siegelman was indicted. Less than a year after that, the former governor was convicted of bribery along with Scrushy. And months later, Health South settled for $445 million one of the largest settlements in securities litigation history.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/13/new-evidence-i...
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:32 PM
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1. The rePIGlickers see everything in terms of how they can manipulate it to benefit them. PERIOD. It
is their religion.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:32 PM
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2. Mmm Mmm! Sweet Home Alabama!
The stench is detectable all across the land.

BIG K&R!
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:40 PM
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4. "Alabama you've got the rest of the union to help you along...what's going wrong?"
-- Neil Young
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 06:13 PM
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10. 2nd time today I've seen lyrics of CSN&Y quoted.....
I guess those who fail to learn from history will at very least wind up humming the music of their youth....Chicago and Ohio have both been earworms today.And for reference the other quote was from Suite:Judy Blue-Eyes...
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:39 PM
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3. Spitzer may have been targeted, but Siegelman definitely was.
Our energies ought to be put forth on behalf of Don Siegelman, not Elliott Spitzer, who forfeited any claim to our support.

Siegelman is the guy who was clearly targeted and railroaded.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:44 PM
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6. word
:thumbsup:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:43 PM
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5. The K and the R
for freedom, justice, and the America Way...
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:47 PM
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7. K & R
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 05:49 PM
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8. k&R
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Peace Teacher Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 06:11 PM
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9. Good Gracious!!!
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