• Petitioned President Obama

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Pardon Don Siegelman

    1. Randall Shields
    2. Petition by

      Randall Shields

      Marietta, GA

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.

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    • Janice Smith EVA, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      Please Mr. President! It's the right thing to do.

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    • Sigrid Asmus SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am asking for a presidential pardon of Don Siegelman, a Democratic Attorney General who committed no crime, yet was framed by Karl Rove and has been jailed. His good record must be reinstated immediately.

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    • Jim Morris PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I've met Don Siegelman and know him to be a good man. If the word "justice" has any meaning left in America, this man must be pardoned.

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    • patsy Harney SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This man is innocent of the charges. Even if he was guilty, the sentence is over the top. We don't need to pay room and board for this man and for crimes like this. This case is clearly trumped up by his enemies. Set him free. He has truly been punished enough.

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    • RANDALL RIGGS SPOKANE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Siegelman's charges, trial, and conviction show some of the worst aspects of corrupt partisan politics in the U.S.

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