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DECEMBER 26 2007

1. The Work Remaining
2. Siegelman's Daughter Says Former Governor Remains Optimistic
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The Work Remaining
Editorial in New York Times

It has been nearly a year since the United States attorneys scandal
broke, and much has changed. Many people at the center of the
scandal have fled Washington, and new laws and rules have been
put in place making it harder to use prosecutors’ offices to win
elections. Much, however, remains to be done, starting with a full
investigation into the misconduct that may have occurred —
something the American people have been denied.

The attorney general also must do more. There is evidence of
impropriety in several recent prosecutions, including that of Don
Siegelman, a former governor of Alabama who is serving a lengthy
prison sentence. Mr. Mukasey needs to investigate Mr. Siegelman’s
case and others that have been called into question to ensure that
no one was wrongly put in jail by his department, and that anyone
who acted improperly is held accountable.

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Siegelman's Daughter Says Former Governor Remains
Optimistic
Reporter: Violet Parker; Web Editor: Dana Franks of WAAY-TV.

"The reason I am here is because I know without a shadow of a doubt
my dad is innocent and I want him free," she said. "I want him home."

At 22 years old, the recent college graduate put her career
temporarily on hold to fight for her father. This month, she sent more
than 1,000 letters asking people to support the investigation into his
trial.

Convicted of bribery, racketeering and mail fraud, Don Siegelman
now works as a prison janitor for nine hours a day. Dana said her
dad prays and reads a lot, and he also looks forward to working on
his appeal. The media is not allowed inside the jail, so his daughter
decided to speak publicly for him.

"Each time we talk to him, he just encourages us to keep fighting to
get him out and to tell the truth and to make sure people know a
grave injustice has occurred," she said.

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Dana Siegelman with her mom
and dad. Dana is reaching
out  to support her dad.
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