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The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
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Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency.More >>
Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman apologized to Alabama about his corruption sentence in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network last night.
"I would like to apologize to the people of Alabama for the embarrassment that this has caused them, and of course to my family. This process has been going on for a long time and has been both personally and financially devastating," he said in the beginning of the interview.
The former governor also spoke about the things he's lost as a resulf of his conviction.
"I've lost my law license. I've lost my ability to
earn an income, to support my family.
I've lost most of my assets. I've list for ever my reputation," Siegelman said.
One week from today, on August 3, Siegelman will be resentenced for his 2006 bribery conviction. He was convicted of taking a bribe from former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Siegelman said he and Scrushy, also convicted on bribery charges, never had a conversation about a bribe.
Siegelman said that federal bribery laws are still unclear and give too much discretion to a jury to determine what is a bribe and what is a legitimate campaign contribution.
"They can put any contributor, any candidate in prison based on an
inference, a jury might be able to draw there was a deal," he said.
He also contends that anyone contributing to the presidential campaign and given an ambassadorship could also be prosecuted.
Siegelman told Cavuto it's a frightening prospect to back to federal prison,
where he only served nine months of his more than six year long
sentence. Many expect Siegelman will have to serve most of his remaining term on his sentence.