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DECEMBER 03 2007

Siegelman verdict appeal delayed by unfinished record
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Siegelman verdict appeal delayed by
unfinished record
by Bob Johnson (AP) Montgomery Advertiser

...The wheels of justice are moving slowly in the case of former
Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard
Scrushy.

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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A Pardon For Siegelman On Democrats '08
Agenda?
by Glynn Wilson of the Locust Fork Journal

A pardon for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman could be on
the presidential agenda if the Democrats take back the White House
in 2008, according to Pam Miles, a member of the Alabama
Democratic Party executive committee who was in Washington, D.C.
this weekend for the Democratic National Committee's fall meeting.

....What struck Ms. Miles the most on her trip was the extent to which
people from other countries seemed to know more about Seigelman's
case than people in the United States, which may be a statement on
the American media.

She talked to people from China, the Philippines and Africa who
seemed to know more about the story than people form North
Carolina, she said, and they had learned about the case from blogs,
not mainstream media coverage.

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