By Kim Chandler, Associated Press (AP) Thursday, December 18, 2014 MONTGOMERY, AL....
...A federal judge on Thursday refused to free former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman from prison while he continues to appeal his 2006 bribery conviction.
Siegelman has raised significant issues, but the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is unlikely to grant Siegelman a new trial since the court has already rejected similar arguments from his co-defendant, Richard Scrushy, U.S. District Judge Clay Land of Georgia said in his 31-page order
. Siegelman attended a Monday hearing in Montgomery before Judge Land while shackled and wearing a red jail jumpsuit. The former Democratic governor is arguing his 2006 trial was tainted by the involvement of a prosecutor with ties to GOP politics. His lawyers also say the trial judge made legal mistakes when sentencing Siegelman.
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