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March 5, 2021
Siegelman Supporters Call For Expanded Probe
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Supporters of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman are calling for a broader investigation into his corruption case after the Justice Department acknowledged that information about potential juror misconduct was withheld from the defense.

At issue is a series of e-mails that arose in 2006 suggesting that two jurors received improper outside influence in deciding the case. Siegelman sought a mistrial over the e-mails but it was denied by U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller.

Two weeks ago, the Justice Department informed Siegelman's attorneys that it had recently discovered that, during mistrial proceedings, U.S. Marshals informed Fuller that federal investigators concluded the e-mails were fakes. But the information was not passed along to Siegelman's attorneys for cross-examination.

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