Former Governor Siegelman Returned to Confinement
Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman has been sent back to confinement after an interview with the Washington Post. Siegelman who is now 70, is incarcerated at a federal prison in Oakdale, La. He was transferred into solitary confinement after the interview became known.
The Bureau of Prisons did not confirm whether the ex-governor is actually in solitary confinement but said the allegation that he is being punished for talking to a reporter is not true.
Siegelman was convicted by a federal court in 2006 on bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges after being accused of appointing former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to a health planning board in return for a $%00,000 donation to the governor’s campaign for a statewide lottery.