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NOVEMBER 07 2007

1. Appeals court sends request to free Siegelman back to Fuller
2. Eleventh Circuit Court Order
3. Appeal of Siegelman verdict delayed by unfinished transcript
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Appeals court sends request to free
Siegelman back to Fuller
By Bob Johnson of Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court asked former
Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's trial judge Wednesday to give a
more detailed explanation on why he refused to let Siegleman remain
free while his conviction in a bribery and corruption case is appealed.

U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Susan Black and Stanley
Marcus said the explanation given last month by U.S. District Judge
Mark Fuller was not sufficient.

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Eleventh Circuit Court Order remanding the
referenced appeal for further proceedings.

JURISDICTION OF THIS APPEAL IS BEING RETAINED BY THE
ELEVENTH CIRCUIT.
Upon completion of remand proceedings, please promptly send a
certified copy of the ORDER ON REMAND accompanied by an
updated indexed district court docket sheet to this office.
The district court clerk is requested to acknowledge receipt on the
copy of this letter enclosed to the clerk....

....a more detailed explanation of the district court's reasoning would
facilitate meaningful appellate review. Thus, while we appreciate the
district court's alacrity in issuing its order on limited remand, we
REMAND this matter once again to the district court, on a limited
basis, so that we can properly determine whether Seigelman [sic] has
met his burden of entitlement to release pending the resolution of this
appeal.
Accordingly, this matter is hereby REMANDED on a limited basis to
allow the district court the opportunity to address more fully whether
there is a substantial question likely to result in reversal or a new trial.
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Appeal of Siegelman verdict delayed by
unfinished transcript
by Bob Johnson of Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It has been almost a year and a half
since they were found guilty on June 29, 2006 of bribery and other
charges in a government corruption case, and more than four
months since they were hauled off to federal prison in shackles at the
end of a sentencing hearing.

But their formal appeal has yet to begin.

The bulky transcript from the two-month-long trial has not been
completed and must be available before attorneys for Siegelman and
Scrushy can appeal the convictions to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals in Atlanta. The delay was caused partly by the death earlier
this year of Jimmy Dickens, the court reporter who recorded the trial,
which included dozens of witnesses and mounds of physical evidence.

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Eleventh Circuit
Court Order
remanding the
referenced appeal
for further
proceedings.

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