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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Former Alabama Governor Siegelman Released From Jail

This caught my attention when CBS "Sixty Minutes" ran a story on it a few weeks back and the name Carl Rove popped up amid the discussion. It appeared to be, at first glance, a classic story of a Governor accepting bribes in return for favors.

Don Siegelman was a popular Democrat Governor who caught the ire of the George W. Bush administration and not surprisingly, this is where Carl Rove pops up in the story. The Justice Department has denied any political influence was involved in their prosecution of the Governor who was convicted and received a seven year sentence.

However, when the "Sixty Minutes" story aired recently, it was mysteriously blacked out in areas of Alabama but nowhere else in the country. This weird occurrence has only added to the questions surrounding this case.

Don Abrams of MSNBC has also been calling for review of this case. Today, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that Siegelman's appeal be heard and ordered him released from jail after he had served nine months of the seven year sentence.

Here is a good read on the story:

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