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Siegelman Should Remain In Jail During Appeal Says Prosecutors
(2008-03-04)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Federal prosecutors have told appeals court judges that former Governor Don Siegelman should remain in prison while his conviction in a government corruption case is being appealed.

Prosecutor Louis Franklin said the government believes Siegelman's attorneys have not shown that the former governor has a substantial chance of winning his case on appeal and therefore should remain in federal prison.

But Siegelman's attorney Vince Kilborn said ``that's a matter of opinion.''

Siegelman's attorneys said Federal Judge Mark Fuller made numerous errors when he refused to release Siegelman from prison on an appeal bond.

Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy were convicted in June 2006 of bribery and other charges. Siegelman was also convicted of a separate obstruction of justice charge.

The Atlanta-based appeals court judges have not indicated when they will issue a ruling.

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