No Presidential Pardon For Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman is not among the 21 people receiving commutations and pardons from President Obama today. Siegelman's family and supporters have been trying to get Mr. Obama to help the former governor, who is in federal prison for bribery. The president did act on three cases from Alabama. He commuted the life sentence of Clarence Aaron of Mobile so that he will be released in April. Aaron was convicted on drug charges involving cocaine. The president granted pardons to Charlie Lee Davis Jr. of Wetumpka and Martin Alan Hatcher of Foley. Both were convicted of drug crimes and have finished their sentences.