Report rejects whistleblower in Siegelman case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Justice Deparment investigation has determined that allegations of misconduct made by a whistleblower against the team that prosecuted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were unfounded.

Siegelman on Friday questioned the results of the investigation and said he did not believe an honest attempt was made to find the truth. Associate Special Counsel William Reukauf sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying that he had reviewed the results of the Justice Department report and found the findings to be "reasonable." Reukauf told the president his office had closed its file on Tamarah Grimes' accusations. Grimes worked as a paralegal for the team in Montgomery that prosecuted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. She accused prosecutors of mismanagement and failure to report improper contact with jurors.

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