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Don Siegelman Returns to Prison Tuesday [View all]

Source: AL.com (Montgomery Bureau)

Don Siegelman returns to prison Tuesday

Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 7:40 PM

By Kim Chandler -- Montgomery Bureau

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman leaves today for Louisiana to finish his prison sentence after an unsuccessful six-year battle to overturn his conviction in a 2006 bribery case.

Siegelman must report to prison Tuesday, although his friends and supporters continue to try to lobby for a presidential pardon.

"Today my mom, brother, and I are driving Dad to prison, 455 miles away from our home in Birmingham, AL. He has to be there by 2 p.m tomorrow," Siegelman's daughter , Dana, wrote in a e-mail to supporters.

Dana Siegelman is collecting signatures on a petition, on change.org, to try to build support for a presidential pardon.

Read more: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/don_siegelman_returns_to_priso.html

Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-please-restore-justice-and-pardon-my-dad

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