Prosecutors Seek Longer Sentence for Siegelman

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal prosecutors have recommended that former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman, be sentenced to 20 years in prison when he receives a new sentencing hearing in federal court in Montgomery.

That's a much longer sentence than the more than seven-year prison term Siegelman originally received for his 2006 conviction in a federal government corruption case.

The recommendation comes after a panel of three appellate judges dismissed two of the seven charges the former governor was convicted of and ordered a new sentencing hearing.

Prosecutors made the recommendation in a letter to federal probation officers. The probation officers will prepare a report recommending a new sentence to U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller.

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  • by Scott Location: Maryland on May 13, 2009 at 03:55 AM
    Mark Everett Fuller is the last person who should be allowed to participate in this case.
  • by Linda on May 12, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    Why always try to blame someone not in charge for Obama's backtracking and poor decisions? Making promises to Bush? Really, like when he released torture memos and pics? See my point? How but just say Obama keeps walking away from his promises and is looking like the Dem's vs of Bush, only worse, because he claimed to know better. Afghans are trying to figure out his CHANGE, too.
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