Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Alabama: Siegelman, Connections

Al.com reports that President Obama's former White House counsel, Gregory B. Craig, has visited Don Siegelman in prison "in the last few weeks." Craig's law firm (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flomis) also reported to be "taking over part of the former governor's appeal of his bribery conviction." Siegelman's son, a law student. says he doesn't think Craig's firm "would have agreed to take on an appeal or an issue that didn't have merit." Craig is also notable for defending President Clinton against impeachment and for representing John Hinckley Jr. (who shot Ronald Reagan).

The 67-year old Siegelman is serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for bribery and other charges and is projected to be released some time in August of 2017. He has also steadily maintained his innocence.

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