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Cruel Justice: The Case of Don Siegelman

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Of all the egregious instances of misconduct by the Bush administration's Department of Justice, no case epitomizes the abusive, vindictive, and politically-driven agenda as much as the prosecution of Don Siegelman.

WATCH: I Was Imprisoned Due To Karl Rove's 'Political Persecution'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

Richard Scrushy provides his first on-camera interview since serving six years in prison for allegedly bribing Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Scrushy tol...

Why Is Don Siegelman Still in Jail?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Despite all this, President Obama, apparently on advice from his "Pardon Attorneys," has refused to grant Siegelman a pardon or commute his seven-year sentence. Why?

WATCH: Biden Supports Freeing Imprisoned Governor

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman already has 112 former state attorney generals petitioning for his release from federal prison. Now, he may also hav...

Ex-Congressman: 'Karl Rove's Hands Are All Over' Ex-Governor's Imprisonment

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

Ex-Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's daughter, Dana Siegelman and former Alabama Congressman, Parker Griffith joined HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff ...

As He Returns To Prison, Don Siegelman Still Seeks Justice (Video)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Today I received an email from Dana Siegelman, sharing her sad situation--she was about to drive 485 miles to take her father, the former Governor of ...

Former Governor Heads To Prison

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has reported to a minimum security federal prison in southwest Louisiana to serve his sentence f...

The Curious Case of Don Siegelman

Mimi Kennedy | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Mimi Kennedy

Don Siegelman should be a star in the Democratic Party. Instead, he's a former elected official sentenced to prison by a right-wing judge in Alabama.

Former Governor Going Back To Prison Despite Deep 'Regrets'

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

By BOB JOHNSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Following years of appeals and a vocal campaign by supporters, ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelm...

Corruption, Bribery and the "Quid Pro Quo" Conundrum

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

If the line between lawful and unlawful conduct is so nebulous, couldn't every president who appoints a campaign contributor as an ambassador be chargeable with bribery at the whim of a prosecutor, and convicted if a judge and jury go along?

Alleged Neglect at Edgefield Federal Prison Causes Inmate to Lose Toes

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 11.28.2011 | Crime
Joan Brunwasser

Originally published on OpEdNews Background: For first-time readers, Gary White was a county commissioner in Jefferson County, Ala. Good friends wit...

Court Vacates Siegelman Charges, As Kagan and DOJ Team Lose

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

As a start in redressing the nation's most notorious political prosecution, the Supreme Court released on June 29 its decision vacating federal corrup...


Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court gutted the honest-services fraud statute --"depriv[ing] another of the intangible right of honest se...

Politicians' Ethical Race to the Bottom

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Politicians have always been an ethically challenged bunch. It's gotten to be a competition to see who can shock America the most with their depraved behavior.

Feds Bullied Kerik Into 4-Year Term, Hurting Us All

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Kreig

White Plains, NY - The corruption case of former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik shouldn't end with the four-year prison sentence impo...

Why Is Paul Minor Still Behind Bars?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Minor has spent the past three years a political prisoner, left to rot in jail after partisan operatives in the Bush administration targeted him for being the top Democratic funder in Mississippi.

Progressive Dixie: A Rare Occasion for Pride

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Richard Allen Smith

We have endured poverty, with over 60% percent of Alabama children going hungry at some point during 2008. We have also endured failure in the realm of college football.

Wheels of Justice Are Grinding Too Slowly For Paul Minor and Other Political Prisoners

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Why has Eric Holder's Justice Department left Paul Minor, Judges Walter Teel and John Whitfield languishing in jail?

Siegelman Blasts DoJ and Judge In 'Final' Reply Seeking Hearing

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Facing a sentence of 20 additional years in prison recommended by Bush Justice Department holdovers, former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has finally taken off the gloves against his prosecutors and the judge.

DoJ Attack On Siegelman's Rights Threatens Election Rights For All

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

In the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, Department of Justice officials look like they're exaggerating to block justice and to protect themselves.

Fire Rove's Prosecutors

Don Siegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Siegelman

The Bush era U.S. Attorney firing issue is anything but dead. The people who did Karl Rove's dirty work are still on the job right now because only a handful of the appointees have been replaced.

Karl Rove's Non-Denials About the Siegelman Case Segue Into Lies in the Wall Street Journal

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Rove's piece in the Wall Street Journal constitutes his latest non-denial about corrupt dealings with the Justice Department. The more he talks the more he suggests that he's guilty as sin.

Why Holder and Obama Have Not Fired the Bush Appointed, Rove-Vetted Department of Justice Attorneys

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Why are Holder and Obama not firing and replacing Bush appointees in the Department of Justice? America deserves the attorneys they voted for as part of the package in electing Obama.

New Evidence Reveals Feds 'Coached, Cajoled, Threatened' Star Witness in Siegelman Case

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

How it's even possible that former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's bribery case and conviction has not long ago been dropped by the Dept. of Justice is beyond us.

Did the DoJ Blackmail Siegelman Witness With Sex Scandal?

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

You might not want to be Don Siegelman today. But would you like to be one of those who led his prosecution?