Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is firing back after being indicted on charges of bribery and extortion during his time in office.
Siegelman, who is running for governor again, says the federal indictments are politically motivated.
Siegelman and his former chief of staff were indicted Wednesday. Part of the indictment alleges former Healthsouth CEO Richard Scrushy disguised a $500,000 campaign payment so Siegelman would appoint him to a seat on an important hospital board.
"I'm not going to let that happen. The charges are false; I'm going to be proved innocent again, and I'm going to go on to win this primary and win this election," said Siegelman. Tthe people of Alabama know I'm honest, I'm hard working, and I'm not going to quit."
Siegelman was indicted last year on Medicaid fraud charges, but was later cleared.