Don Siegelman Prisoner #24775-001

Prisoner #24775-001

“When we were young and naive, back in the day before the Bush Years, we consumed the government and American history text books that told us how the judicial branch of government is supposed to be above politics.”

But today we see around us the a growing distrust in the impartial process of justice, and the Don Siegelman Case is a prime example of that.

Glynn Wilson writes in his blog, The New American Journal, that there are 4 reasons that Don Siegelman should not be in prison. Here is the first:

Myth Buster One – Don was not bribed! The lottery-education money went to the bank, not to Don’s pockets.

“One, there was no explicit proof of a quid pro quo for Siegelman’s appointment of Scrushy to the state hospital regulatory board. This exchange was supposedly for contributions of $500,000 to pay off the debt on an attempt to create an education-lottery in the state, a campaign which failed largely due to the flood of millions of dollars in competing gambling money coming into the state through Ralph Reed, [Grover Norquist] and . . . Jack Abramoff. None of the lottery-education money went into Siegelman’s pocket. The bank got all its money back. The people lost a chance at millions to improve public education.”

About Friends of Siegelman

Friends of Siegleman is a group of volunteers who are composed of family, friends, and colleagues of the former Alabama Governor, Don Siegelman. We believe that he was unjustly politically prosecuted.