Don Siegelman Writes in this Popular FB post: Three years ago, February 8, 2017, I returned home from federal prison. And I’m so glad to be back! I had spent five years some 500 miles away from my family. I was sent to prison under the theory that I, as governor in 1999, had swapped a position on a non-paying state board for a campaign contribution. The contribution was to a ballot referendum to establish a lottery so Alabama children could have free preschool education and free college education. Shortly, after I was inaugurated as governor in 1999, I had to start fighting for my freedom, with many of you […]
Legal Schnauzer posts a summary of Don Siegelman’s disturbing new biography which “promises an inside look at perhaps the most notorious political prosecution in U.S. history.” The Schnauzer writes: In a searing political memoir, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman explodes the myth of an impartial U.S. justice system. He should know. Arguably the most successful and promising politician in modern Alabama history, his three-decade career in public service ran afoul of Republican opponents who used the federal judicial system to take him out of contention in Alabama and nationally. Siegelman ultimately was sentenced to 88 months in federal prison and served five years, with long stretches in solitary confinement during […]
“It will be a raw and wonderful reunion” Dana Siegelman, the “Gov’s” daughter stated to WRGX as she waited for her dad to arrive in the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport. Dana is an ardent supporter of her dad’s innocence, appearing on major networks’ talk shows and sponsoring petitions defending her Dad’s integrity. She had been waiting for this day for a long time. As Don Siegelman drove home from the airport with his family, a number of supporters gathered along his route to cheer him on. Chris Davis of WHNT19 News wrote that one loyal supporter drove 2.5 hrs from Tuscaloosa to see Don and welcome him home. “We drove up here so that […]
Word on the street is that Don Siegelman will be released from Oakdale Prison Camp on the earliest possible release date, February 8, 2017.