Ex Democratic Governor going to the pokey

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by justbill_redux, Jun 29, 2006.

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  1. Bandaid


    Ideology doesn't matter at all in corruption. Greed is universal.
  2. SkellyChamp


    Different charges
  3. justbill_redux

    justbill_redux King Missile

    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.

    Siegelman, 60, was accused of trading government favors for campaign donations when he was governor from 1999 to 2003 and lieutenant governor from 1995 to 1999.
    Scrushy, who once ran the Birmingham-based rehabilitation chain, was accused of arranging $500,000 in donations to Siegelman's campaign for a state lottery in exchange for a seat on a state hospital regulatory board.
    The case was tried as Siegelman sought the Democratic nomination for governor, and the trial put him in court during the final weeks of the campaign. He lost to Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley in the June 6 Democratic primary and blamed the charges for his defeat.

    Source http://www.boston.com/news/nation/a...ted/?rss_id=Boston.com / News / National news

    Funny how Scrushy was acquitted last year on charges of financial fraud re: HealthSouth