Prosecutors Drop Appeal of Siegelman and Scrushy Sentences

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are no longer seeking stiffer prison sentences for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

Prosecutors filed a motion this week with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking that their appeals of the sentences be dropped. Their appeal had called for a longer prison term than Siegelman's more than seven-year sentence and Scrushy's almost seven-year sentence.

The latest filing does not say why prosecutors want to drop their appeal.

Prosecutors originally asked that Siegelman be sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and Scrushy to 25 years.

Siegelman and Scrushy were convicted in 2006 of bribery and other charges in a government corruption case.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Leah Location: malvern on Jun 4, 2008 at 12:09 PM
    I think they should pay millions in tax penalties! Why do the rich not have to pay taxes over the first $100,000.00 ? We'd be less in deficit for State and Federal (nationwide on State) if everyone had to pay their taxes accordingly!
  • by stuart Location: enterprise on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:13 AM
    Good!! They don't deserve the sentence they got. It was typical republican cheating underhanded dealings to get Siegleman away from the Governors race.
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