Siegelman Trial Questions

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A federal judge questioned the strength of the prosecution's case as jury selection was to begin Monday for the Medicaid fraud trial of former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman, and a top aide.

District Judge U.W. Clemon ordered the prosecution to present the witnesses that it plans to use to back up conspiracy charges.

"My daddy always told me that truth wins out over a pack of lies, and he hasn't been wrong so far," said Siegelman, entering court today. "So we hope today is the beginning of the people of Alabama finally learning the truth."

Siegelman, Hamrick, and co-defendant Phillip Bobo are charged with conspiracy and healthcare fraud involving state Medicaid contracts sought by Bobo's company. Bobo will be tried separately.