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March 8, 2021
Former U.S. Attorney says Feds Controlled Siegelman Prosecution
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A former lawyer for Don Siegelman told a congressional committee Tuesday that Washington officials - not local prosecutors - appeared to be steering the case against the former Democratic Alabama governor.

Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney in the Clinton administration who later defended Siegelman, said he believes local prosecutors were in control early on.

But he said after the case appeared to stall in 2004 and those prosecutors hinted that it may be dropped, Washington officials became much more involved and were ''fishing around for anything they could find.''

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