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March 6, 2021
Former Siegelman Aide Could Avoid Prison
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Federal prosecutors have recommend no prison time for Nick Bailey, a former aide to former Governor Don Siegelman.

Bailey admitted taking bribes and other crooked dealings in state government when he testified against the former governor.

Siegelman is serving a seven-year sentence at a federal prison in Louisiana. Prosecutors originally recommended a 30-year sentence for Siegelman. Bailey is scheduled to begin an 18-month federal prison sentence next week.

Prosecutors filed a motion this week asking U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to commute Bailey's sentence to 12 months and to allow him to serve that sentence under home confinement and not in a federal prison. They justified the request saying Bailey worked with prosecutors and provided key testimony.

Siegelman's lawyers argued during the trial that Bailey was a crook lying about Siegelman to get a reduced sentence for himself. They said today that the prosecutors' recommendation was deplorable.

Fuller has not indicated when he will rule on the prosecutors' request for leniency for Bailey.

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