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U.S. drops bid for tougher Siegelman term

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MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal for a longer prison term for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, court records show.
Rove: Courts will have to resolve subpoena

Rove: Courts will have to resolve subpoena

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Former White House political adviser Karl Rove said Sunday he first heard of the U.S. investigation of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman "in the newspaper."
House committee subpoenas Rove

House committee subpoenas Rove

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The House Judiciary Committee Thursday subpoenaed Karl Rove, a former adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush.
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Rove invited to appear before House panel

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. House panel has invited former White House aide Karl Rove to testify on whether the prosecution of a former Alabama governor was politically motivated.

Siegelman: Rove had hand in his conviction

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 28 (UPI) -- Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman says former White House aide Karl Rove's "fingerprints are … all over" his bribery conviction, The New York Times reported.

Court orders release of Siegelman

MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 27 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court Thursday ordered that former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman be released from prison on bond while his bribery conviction appeal is heard.

GOP operative: Rove wanted dirt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Republican "opposition researcher" told CBS former White House aide Karl Rove asked her in 2001 to get compromising pictures of Alabama's Democratic governor.
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Don Siegelman
ATL2000081002 - 10 AUGUST 2000 - ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA: Vice President and Democratic president candidate Al Gore, speaks to supporters in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday Aug 10,2000 with his vice-president running mate, Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and Georgia Governor, Roy E. Barnes (left) and Alabama Governor, Don Siegelman (right). cc/Michael Wood UPI

Siegelman at Netroots Nation 2008

Donald Eugene Siegelman (born February 24, 1946), American, was a longtime Alabama politician of the Democratic Party. He was the governor of Alabama for one term from 1999 to 2003. Siegelman is the only person in the history of Alabama to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide elected offices: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor. He served in Alabama politics for 26 years.

After the expiration of his governorship, two of Alabama's United States Attorneys began a criminal investigation against him on accusations of corruption while in office. Indictments came in 2004 and again in 2005, and in 2006 he was convicted on corruption charges. There has been an ongoing controversy due to counteraccusations that his prosecution was intentionally wrongful, engineered by presidential advisor Karl Rove and officials of the U.S. Department of Justice to gain political advantage. National news media have published investigations into this claim and at least 50 U.S. legislators and officials have publicly expressed their skepticism over Siegelman's prosecution. The treatment of Siegelman pending his sentencing was so harsh that it prompted an intervention by 44 former Attorneys General of various states.

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