Don Siegelman

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Donald Eugene "Don" Siegelman (born February 24, 1946, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former American Democratic politician. He was the governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003. Don Siegelman is the only person in the history of Alabama to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide offices:

  • Secretary of State
  • Attorney General
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Governor

He served in Alabama politics for 26 years, winning his first election for the governorship with 57% of the vote, including over 90% of the African-American electorate.

He was defeated for reelection in November 2002 by Representative Bob Riley. He was defeated on the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006.

He was convicted in 2006 on charges of bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud [1] and sentenced to 88 months in federal prison and being found guilty of 7 charges out of the 100 charges brought against him. His request to be freed on bond while awaiting appeal was denied.

References

  1. http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/070627/sentence.shtml
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