Siegelman Attorney Seeks Delay in Sentencing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The attorney for Don Siegelman is asking a federal judge to set aside his order denying the former Alabama governor a new trial.

Siegelman attorney Peter Sissman filed the request Monday with U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller in Montgomery. The attorney wants a delay so he can have more time to try to get documents about former U.S. Attorney Leura Canary.

Canary was the chief federal prosecutor in Montgomery during the case, but she stepped aside. Siegelman's side contends she still had some involvement.

The defense move comes after the judge denied Seigelman's request for a new trial last week. Fuller says the request was almost identical to one he denied in January for a co-defendant, former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

Siegelman is set for sentencing Aug. 3.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM
    Delay, delay, just go on and go to prison. If you're guilty you might as well admit it and go on and take your punishment. Innocent people have done time in jail and they didn't deserve it. What may seem to be a punishment may turn out to be a blessing.Psalm 23th, comes to mind. This may be a lesson you can't learn unless you go.
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