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NOVEMBER 10 2007

Siegelman Updates: The Lost Transcript and Fuller's Stonewalling

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Siegelman Updates
Scott Horton of Harper's

....The appeal, when it does go forward, is going inevitably to focus
just as much on the misconduct of Mark Fuller as it does on Don
Siegelman. Why did he fail to recuse himself when he bore a grudge
against Siegelman? Why did he fail to disclose his tight associations
with the Alabama G.O.P., including his service on the G.O.P.
Executive Committee, and his involvement in campaigns against
Siegelman? Why did he fail to disclose that, in a case brought by the
Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department, it was sitting on a
39-page attorney affidavit laying out allegations of criminal
wrongdoing by Fuller? Why did he fail to disclose that his personal
wealth and livelihood rests on a stack of recently secured contracts,
prominently including contracts with the Department of Justice? All of
this puts an insufferable stink around the whole case and mandates
both that the conviction be set aside and that a new judge be
installed to hear the case. And it explains why Fuller is prepared to
do anything to put some sticks in the wheel to slow down the
progress towards an appeal.

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

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photo: Alabar.com

Chief Judge Mark E. Fuller,
the Siegelman Judge, is holding
up the appeals process to due to
an unfinished court transcript.