HealthSouth’s Richard Scrushy on Trial

Don Siegelman Apologizes to Alabama in Fox News Interview

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman apologized to Alabama for his bribery conviction in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business News last night. “I would like to apologize to the people of Alabama for the embarrassment that this has caused them, and of course to my family. This…

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Siegelman Appeal

by Glynn Wilson It comes as no great shock that the United States Supreme Court refused to wade into the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and his co-defendant, HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy. The high court is made up of a majority of activist conservative justices appointed by Republican presidents, and there are no…

LSU-Alabama Game Touted as the ‘Game of the Century’

We Will See The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson SOUTHSIDE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — They say it is a small world, but what do “they” know? I say the cliche is even more true today with modern social networking technology like Facebook. I was just chatting with a blonde from Germany over my second cup of…

Appeals Court Rules Out Two Bribery Counts in Siegelman Conviction

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in front of the federal courthouse in Montgomery by Glynn Wilson A federal appeals court panel threw out two more counts in the bribery conviction of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy on Tuesday, according to a decision just posted on the U.S. Eleventh…

When Justice Fails

Guest Analysis by Philip Smith In the matter of Don Siegelman, try to put aside everything we know, that we’ve heard, that we’ve been filled up with by hopeful parties from both sides of the fray. Put Karl Rove on a shelf for a minute next to Bill and Leura Canary alongside of Alice Martin.…

Does Rob Riley Engage in Fraud While He 'Fights' Fraud?

Editor’s Note: In any other state in the country with a functioning watchdog press, this story would have generated howls about a conflict of interest on the part of the governor’s son. Yet not one word about this has been published in a single Alabama newspaper. We are now pursuing funding from investigative journalism sources…

Siegelman Appeal Hearing Similar to Wisconsin Case?

by Glynn Wilson ATLANTA, Ga. — Supporters of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman are gathering in the Capitol City of the South Monday night for what they hope will be a quick, dramatic end to a legal and political ordeal that started about the time the Alabama governor’s race for 2006 kicked off three years…

Justice Department Reopens Juror Misconduct Investigation

Appeals Panel Could Drop Siegelman, Scrushy Case Tuesday by Glynn Wilson In light of recent information from a new whistle-blower in the Bush Justice Department’s political prosecutions still under investigation by Congress, including the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, the federal court in Montgomery has re-opened the investigation into juror misconduct, according to…

A Day of Reckoning for Don Siegelman, Eleventh Circuit

The Case for Why Siegelman’s Verdict Should Be Overturned by Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was cooking a pizza at his Birmingham home when I got him on the phone Thursday night to talk about his appeal coming up on the ninth of December in Atlanta. Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman…

Explosive New Story Lends Credence to Siegelman Appeal

New Reporting May Show Bush Was ‘In the Loop’ Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in front of the federal courthouse in Montgomery, with Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth, wife of Birmingham Civil Rights icon Fred Shuttlesworth, in the background. by Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy will get another…

Former Birmingham News Reporter Discusses Pulitzer

Former Birmingham News staff writer Brett Blackledge discusses his 2007 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting at Auburn University, Montgomery, in this video obtained by the Locust Fork News-Journal. Part 1: Part 2: To some legal experts, his admission that he was handed the information in a box raises some concerns about how he got the…

A Right-Wing Attack Machine Kind of Day…

Ho, hum. Yawn… Karl Rove’s minions have been hard at work today, high on meth and Red Bull, trying to follow-up the media coverage in the Siegelman appeal by trying to anonymously and otherwise discredit reliable sources. Since I have other blog business to do around here and don’t have anymore time to waste on…

Tainted Prosecutors File Appeal Brief in Siegelman Case

The tainted U.S. attorney’s office in Montgomery is sticking by its case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy and has now filed its brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta asking that the case be upheld, although most informed legal sources now recognize that it was a…

Jill Simpson Calls on Pelosi to Find Rove in Full Contempt

Don Siegelman Agrees by Glynn Wilson Alabama attorney and GOP whistleblower Jill Simpson is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow a vote in the full House of Representatives on “inherent contempt” for former Bush political aide Karl Rove. In light of the Judiciary Committee’s vote Wednesday finding him in contempt of Congress for…

Report Shows Politics Ruled Bush Justice Department

by Glynn Wilson Maybe this will convince the Alabama press corps that politics was paramount to the exclusion of impartial justice in the Bush Justice Department. The United States Department of Justice Office of Inspector General, which is charged by law with the conducting “independent investigations, audits, inspections, and special reviews” of DOJ personnel and…

The Parable of Lord Cornwallis

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On His Surrender at Yorktown, and Questions Answered in the Siegelman Case Connecting the Dots By Glynn Wilson One of the most interesting and fun things about the freedom that comes with self-publishing on the Web Press is to see how it drives some people absolutely crazy when I speak in parables and communicate through…

A Call to Patriots From Don Siegelman

Interesting meeting of the DFA and PDA and Young Democrats on Birmingham’s Southside tonight. Thanks to Ben and Janis and Tom. More on that later… This just in from Don Siegelman: A Call to Patriots My Dear Friend: Karl Rove abused his power as an official of the Bush White House and has been inextricably…

Media Alert: Glynn Wilson To Give Talk on Siegelman Case

Locust Fork News and Journal editor Glynn Wilson will give a talk in Birmingham June 18 for the Greater Birmingham Democracy for America chapter and Progressive Democrats of America. The title of the talk will be: How the Political Prosecution of Don Siegelman was Confirmed: The Role of a Whistleblower and the Independent Web Press…

Riley Slams Jill Simpson’s Role in Siegelman Case

by Glynn Wilson Updates below… Alabama Governor Bob Riley made an impromptu appearance at the Tuscaloosa News on Wednesday and broke his silence in the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. In response to questions from Tuscaloosa News columnist Tommy Stevenson, Riley claimed he had nothing to do with the case. Glynn Wilson…

Riley Breaks Silence to Spin Siegelman Prosecution Story

Alabama Governor Bob Riley broke his silence today and told the Tuscaloosa News editorial board he warned Don Siegelman against politicizing the corruption case that eventually ended with the former governor in prison, according to a post on the Tuscaloosa News Website. Riley also said Alabama attorney and GOP whistleblower Jill Simpson “has no credibility”…