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Alabama
Alabama
Attorneys Want Justice Dept. to Act in Siegelman Case
(2008-02-25)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Attorneys for imprisoned former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman are calling for the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to the case. They said a key government witness apparently was told to write out his allegations ''to get his story straight.''

Vince Kilborn, an attorney for the former Democratic governor, said any evidence that the key witness had practiced writing out his testimony before the trial should have been turned over to the defense team before trial. Kilborn said the notes of witness Nick Bailey would have raised serious questions about the credibility of his testimony.

The lead prosecutor in the case denied that the witness wrote out his testimony for prosecutors, as described in a Sunday broadcast of CBS's ''60 Minutes.''

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