February 9, 2017 3:30 pm -

with no advance word and way off the media radar.


Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has been released from a federal prison in Louisiana where he was serving a six-year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.
Longtime aide Chip Hill said Siegelman’s brother received a call Wednesday morning confirming his release. Federal prison officials are driving Siegelman to the probation office in Birmingham. He is expected to go home on house arrest.
A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman of selling an appointment to a state health board in exchange for donations to his 1999 campaign for a state lottery.

Could it be that the powers-that-be in Alabama look to have engineered a political vendetta that landed Siegelman behind bars? Legal Schnauzer’s Roger Shuler has researched and written extensively about the Siegelman case, and you can find an archive of those articles here.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.