Don Siegelman, former Democratic Governor of Alabama was framed by Karl Rove and a series of prosecutors and judges appointed by George W. Bush. Siegelman committed no crime.
113 former state Attorneys General and many of the nation's top Constitutional Law Professors joined in Siegelman's appeal saying that the law is so unclear that any contributor and candidate is "at risk of being indicted and convicted..."
Siegelman served nine months in federal prison, thirty days in total isolation in solitary confinement, three weeks in a maximum-security prison side-by-side with hardened criminals. Every step of this fight for justice over the past nine years has been devastating to him and his family. He has lost his livelihood, most of his assets and his freedom. He is now a convicted felon. has lost his right to vote and run for public office, and he can no longer practice law.
His appeals have been exhausted, he has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison, fined $50,000 and ordered to complete 500 hours of community service following service of his sentence. This is an abomination and a miscarriage of justice..
This blatant injustice cries out to be righted - and only a Presidential pardon can do that at this point. Please sign this petition. Thank you.