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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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