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Alabama
Alabama
Federal Judge Denies Siegelman Release From Jail
(2008-01-02)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A federal judge has again refused to release former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman from prison.

Under orders from an appellate court, U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller issued a 30-page opinion Wednesday afternoon detailing his reasons for denying Siegelman's request to be released from federal prison on an appeal bond.

Fuller said the issues defined by Siegelman are not sufficient to show that there is a substantial chance he will win the appeal of his conviction to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy were convicted last year of bribery and other charges in a government corruption case.

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