Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman will have to wait at least three more months before a court hears his appeal. A federal appeals court has delayed his case again. In April, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear Siegelman's case in July, but later pushed it back to October. Now, court records show it has been reset for the week of December 8. A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges. Prosecutors said Scrushy bribed Siegelman for a spot on a state regulatory board with donations to Siegelman's 1999 lottery campaign. Siegelman's lawyers say the case was tainted by the involvement of a prosecutor with ties to GOP politics and that the judge made multiple errors in calculating Siegelman's sentence. The former Democratic governor is serving his sentence at a Louisiana prison.