Thursday, June 29, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the AP: Former Alabama governor, ex-CEO convicted

Former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth chief executive Richard Scrushy were convicted Thursday in a bribery scheme that derailed Siegelman’s campaign to retake his former office.

The most serious of the charges are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

Prosecutors described a “pay-to-play” scheme in which campaign donations were necessary to participate in government projects.

I am not surprised.

And gee, ya think?

Thursday’s verdict effectively ended any future political ambitions for Siegelman, a prominent Democrat who was elected secretary of state, attorney general and lieutenant governor before winning the state’s top office in 1998.

At this point, that’s like saying that Cary Grant’s death effectively ended any future movie projects.

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6 Responses to “Siegelman Convicted”

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    1. Mark Says:

      Kinda makes you wish he won the primary – what fun that campaign would have been…

    2. The Florida Masochist Says:

      The Knuckleheads of the Day award

      Today’s winners are Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth chief executive Richard Scrushy.

    3. Outside The Beltway | OTB Says:

      Siegelman, Scrushy Guilty of Bribery

      Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy were found guilty of bribery yesterday afternoon.
      A federal jury convicted former Gov. Don Siegelman and HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy Thursday on corruption c…

    4. Politics In Alabama » Blog Archive » Scrushy and Siegleman Guilty: Blogger Roundup Says:

      [...] analysis until everything settles down. Lee P at A Bama Blog has some media links as well. Steven Taylor of Poliblogger was not surprised at all on the verdict.

      This entry [...]

    5. The Gun Toting Liberal » Blog Archive » Crooked ex Governor of Alabama and his corporate HealthSouth crony Richard Scrushy convicted of bribery Says:

      [...] rope” ***** Dr. Stephen Taylor, another prominent Alablogger, of PoliBlog has also weighed in on the subject Technorati Tags:  Alabama, corruption, current events, Democ [...]

    6. The Florida Masochist » Blog Archive » The Knuckleheads of the Day award Says:

      [...] prison. Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy are today’s Knuckleheads of the day. Tip- Poliblog Open Post- Jo’s Cafe, Bright & Early, Cao’s Blog, Basil’s Blog, Mudville Gaze [...]

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