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Breaking news out of options -- heading now right to prison other former Alabama -- Is looking for some White House -- Don Siegelman getting ready to start at 77 month prison sentence Siegelman caught up in that same case that brought down.
Former HealthSouth CEO Richard -- seek a victim of bribery.
But now the governor is the -- the White House for some comments is Siegelman talking only suffered -- good to have you back I'm very sorry to hear that's.
What is the -- -- did the president will will pardon him.
O'Neill I wanna thank you for giving me this opportunity is a husband a father of two children.
You know that this is my last.
Hope for freedom appealing to your viewers to sign -- this online petition that my daughters started.
That change dot org slash.
Pardon -- but yes we're we're asking the president.
Whomever that may be in November 2.
Take -- clemency or pardon or commute not senate's.
Not only to send me for a -- also to draw attention to the to the courts and congress and -- the president of this.
Flaw in the law that allows juries to.
Convicted business men and women and politicians on the basis.
An inferred and inferred or an implied deal.
You know businessmen and women ought to be trembling.
Over the the impact.
Of this this decision and politicians.
Mitt Romney is -- and Morocco bombers.
Bond dealers who are going to later be appointed as ambassadors or some position and.
And that was okay for life for that but you know governor a lot of real bonus that is case I -- -- -- Try to cut it down to the just -- that they argument was that there was this lose bribery going on that debt.
Pavement -- been that that was made by Richardson received to sit on this board.
That would allow him to have a considerable sway and influence over.
His hospital chain's success in Europe find state.
Was a paid -- are now -- never -- that over a hundred state attorneys general.
Severely quibble with that of various other attorneys to quibble with that I'd -- said that they have -- needed to be an adequate definition of what constituted a -- Blessed are Biotech drug taking sides ebitda there was no money in your pocket you seem to get nothing from -- -- mean that no one caught you would a briefcase stuffed with hundred dollar bills.
This judge who -- when it was brought up for appeal seemed to summarily dismissed since there was a -- abroad did did the judge's opinion a judge's opinion only.
Even in the face of these de Jesus said not so we have to get a clear.
Definition I it seems to -- that.
That alone when you agree or disagree with the issue is is an unfair treatment.
Well that the judge and I've had a political battle going on since he was a district attorney in -- despite this our area of one of his chief investigative side.
Appointed his successor who went to court went to the Alabama Supreme Court got to reverse and it was a terribly embarrassing.
What -- -- -- like why why couldn't he recuse themselves or could it before that he could not produce beta states when there's that bad political blood.
Well we we try do you have the judge recused.
The -- guess a couple of years ago and it was it was sent to another judge in Florida who denied our motion for -- -- -- But governor yeah I don't -- -- but that's a very crucial point.
This is -- judge -- an obvious beef against you and let you get argue it you know a judge can.
Overcome that in dismiss that and be bigger than that and forget that.
But did their history and legal issues in this country is we don't even let them tried -- Well -- I thought this judge.
Would would would be bigger than that -- would would look over the you know the past didn't and would rule.
Based on what I thought and what we all.
Well he did a wall -- broad you're going to prison for five years you're you're heading if -- obviously in his petition.
And maybe President Obama or president elect Romney if you were to become president president Romney.
Pardoning you know.
That is very unlikely as a non.
Well I would I would hope that the 'cause this issue being so important to the business community so imported to.
People who watch your show right I mean if if -- a governor and they CEO of a fortune 500 company.
Can be sent to prison.
For bribery where nobody put money in their pocket and nobody benefited rich and -- she didn't benefit from being on this board it was a non -- board.
He couldn't any more influence that board than than any of the other nine members who were on it.
So you know we we're we're being sent to prison for something one that didn't happen nobody wants to go to prison but certainly nobody wants to go to -- For something they didn't do -- as -- boarded up.
The government didn't even allege that money went into my pockets I'd -- desperately need your viewers to go on line through it.
Change dot org slash pardon Don and let's see if we can draw some attention to this so we can get this flaw in the loss cleared up.
Alright governor thank you best to -- to -- it again on different sort of a right or left.
Want you to think about what's being addressed here that it's really big money politics where a lot of money changes hands.
If there is a potential for any quid pro quo or the appearance -- quid pro growth.
That could be enough to -- in the slammer think about that.
What side you're on.