HealthSouth’s Richard Scrushy on Trial

Karl Rove Denies Recollection of Phone Call

A reporter from the Huntsville Times caught up with White House political strategist Karl Rove last Thursday while President Bush was in Alabama for a photo op at a problematic nuclear power plant. The reporter asked Rove about the allegations made by a Republican lawyer Jill Simpon in an affidavit reported on at length below.…

Siegelman, Scrushy Sentencing This Week

If you are keeping up with the story on the Siegelman-Scrushy sentencing scheduled for this week, you may as well read Dana Beyerle’s story from the Sunday Florence Times-Daily. Siegelman, Scrushy Sentencing Will Go On This Week as Scheduled

Scott Horton: Justice in Alabama

Attorney Scott Horton has written a scathing column about the Bush Justice Department, the Siegelman case and Jill Simpson’s affidavit at the Harper’s magazine Website, under the blog entitled No Comment. Turns out he spent some time in Alabama and visited Monroeville with his grandfather, and admires Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, especially Atticus…

Fuller's Steamroller Full Speed Ahead

U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller cleared the way Friday for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to be sentenced Tuesday by turning down remaining motions asking for a new trial based on claims that jurors discussed the case through e-mails during last year’s two-month trial. AP: Judge Fuller Denies Final…

Feaga Shows Political Bias

It has come to my attention that assistant U.S. attorney Steve Feaga, who is the one who recommended 30 years in prison for Siegelman, was also on the Jimmy Evans Attorney General team, a Democratic team, which recommended no jail time for Guy Hunt in 1993. Let’s see. What are the diferences in the two…

Appeals Court Refuses to Remove Judge from Siegelman, Scrushy Sentencing

A federal appeals court has refused to order U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to step down from presiding over the sentencing hearing for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, according to the AP. The ruling was issued less than a week before Fuller is scheduled to sentence Siegelman and Scrushy…

Back to the Beginning: Jill Simpson’s Legal and Political History

by Glynn Wilson Jill Simpson grew up in the Rainsville area of Northeast Alabama as the daughter of two parents who were both politically active – on opposite sides of the political fence. She was raised by a Republican mother, whose family was mostly made up of potato farmers, and a Democrat father, who knew…

How the 2002 Election Was Stolen in Bay Minette

by Glynn Wilson In late October and early November of 2002, the Rileys started calling Ms. Simpson back to get her help in the event of a close election, her phone records confirm. And on election-day Nov. 5, the race was razor-close. When the poll workers and the press left the courthouses of Alabama that…

How Ms. Simpson Discovered A Corrupt Judge

by Glynn Wilson After the 2002 election, Ms. Simpson continued to stay in touch with Rob Riley and others in the Republican Party as Bob Riley moved into the governor’s mansion in Montgomery and took over the reins of government. Her law practice flourished and life was pretty good in North Alabama, until the 2006…

How and Why Ms. Simpson Wrote and Signed the Affidavit

by Glynn Wilson To understand why this otherwise loyal Republican would come out against her fellow party members in such an explosive way, you have to understand the mind of a true believer. When no one on the Siegelman legal team called Ms. Simpson back, she felt ethically off the hook, but not for long.…

AP Correction in Siegelman Trial Story: Bollinger No ABI Agent

The Associated Press had to run a correction on two of its stories involving the Siegelman, Scrushy trial story of late, actually in the Jill Simpson affidavit story as we have been calling it – since that’s what it is. In June 2 and June 9 stories about an affidavit alleging possible political links to…

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

by Glynn Wilson The Birmingham News ran an editorial in today’s paper urging U.S. District Judge Mark E. Fuller to throw the book at former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and deposed HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy. Perhaps the Birmingham News should have sent the reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for an ad hoc little series…

Injustice in the Bush Justice Department

by Glynn Wilson It looks like the Democratic Party takeover of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections may finally start paying off for justice and democracy in America, although the White House is still fighting to keep its de facto Monarchy going by obstructing justice. The Democratic chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees…

Jill Simpson Affidavit Story About to Break Wide Open

We have confirmed on good authority now that a full-blown investigation is about to ensue in the Jill Simpson affidavit story. Former Gov. Don Siegelman is telling local reporters this, and there are several New York Times and LA Times reporters in the state working on the story. Time magazine is also still interested in…

Birmingham News Corrects Jill Simpson Affidavit Story

The Birmingham News ran a correction today in an effort to clear up a bit of misleading reporting in the Jill Simpson affidavit story. The story is related to the U.S. prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy and to the scandals surrounding the Bush administration’s politization of the U.S.…

Bush Justice Department Scandal Update: Read Jill Simpson’s Affidavit

by Glynn Wilson Republicans in the U.S. Senate today managed to block a symbolic ‘no-confidence’ vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, rejecting a Democratic effort to force him from office amid blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties, according to the Associated Press. The 53-38 vote to move the resolution to full debate fell seven…

Alabama AP Bureau Weighs In on Siegelman Case

The news on the political prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman just gets more interesting as sentencing approaches. Photo by Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman The Alabama bureau of the Associated Press finally got around to obtaining the Jill Simpson affidavit, the one linking Bush political aide Karl Rove to the Siegelman…

Times Finally Reports Bush Justice Department Bias in Alabama Cases

by Glynn Wilson It is interesting that the New York Times has finally decided to report on the political bias of the Bush Justice Department now, on the verge of sentencing for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy. Photo by Glynn Wilson Richard Scrushy found guilty in Montgomery case In a…