Don Siegelman’s birthday message

From: Don Siegelman
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The U.S Department of Justice announced last month a new program to help poor people accused of crimes obtain a lawyer. Great Idea! But what difference will that make as long as the DOJ approves of their prosecutors framing innocent people?
In January, lawyers for President Obama argued before the U.S.Supreme Court that we don’t have a constitutional right not to be framed. Check it out : On January 5th, The LA Times reported in the case of Pottawattamie County v. McGhee and Harrington, “President Obama’s lawyers asserted there is no constitutional ‘right not to be framedŠ'” In this case two men spent more than 25 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.

On my 62nd birthday, February 24th, 2008, while I was in federal prison in the swamps of Louisiana, for something that The New York Times and 91 former state Attorneys General say is not a crime, CBS’ 60 Minutes did a 12 minute piece showing how prosecutors bargained with a “crook” to get him to write and rewrite his testimony until he got it the way the government wanted. Then government prosecutors (Karl Rove’s best friend’s wife who was and still is the U.S. Attorney in my case) presented false evidence to get a conviction.”
Please watch this CBS 60 Minutes piece as a birthday present to me this year.Did Ex-Alabama Governor Get A Raw Deal? – 60 Minutes CBS News
Today, two years later, even after John Conyers, Chairman of the U.S.House Judiciary Committee has written letters to three U.S. Attorneys General (Gonzales, Mukasey and Eric Holder), there still has been no investigation of the government’s misconduct in my case.
Please help me continue to fight this injustice.
Donate online or mail your contribution to:
3963 River View Drive
Birmingham, Al 35243
Thank you so much!
Don Siegelman
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003
“America’s # 1 Political Prisoner”, The American Trial Lawyer Magazine

From: Don Siegelman

The U.S Department of Justice announced last month a new program to help poor people accused of crimes obtain a lawyer. Great Idea! But what difference will that make as long as the DOJ approves of their prosecutors framing innocent people?

In January, lawyers for President Obama argued before the U.S.Supreme Court that we don’t have a constitutional right not to be framed. Check it out : On January 5th, The LA Times reported in the case of Pottawattamie County v. McGhee and Harrington, “President Obama’s lawyers asserted there is no constitutional ‘right not to be framedŠ'” In this case two men spent more than 25 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.

On my 62nd birthday, February 24th, 2008, while I was in federal prison in the swamps of Louisiana, for something that The New York Times and 91 former state Attorneys General say is not a crime, CBS’ 60 Minutes did a 12 minute piece showing how prosecutors bargained with a “crook” to get him to write and rewrite his testimony until he got it the way the government wanted. Then government prosecutors (Karl Rove’s best friend’s wife who was and still is the U.S. Attorney in my case) presented false evidence to get a conviction.”

Please watch this CBS 60 Minutes piece as a birthday present to me this year.Did Ex-Alabama Governor Get A Raw Deal? – 60 Minutes – CBS News
Today, two years later, even after John Conyers, Chairman of the U.S.House Judiciary Committee has written letters to three U.S. Attorneys General (Gonzales, Mukasey and Eric Holder), there still has been no investigation of the government’s misconduct in my case.

Please help me continue to fight this injustice.
Donate online or mail your contribution to:
3963 River View Drive
Birmingham, Al 35243
Thank you so much!
Don Siegelman
Governor of Alabama 1999-2003
“America’s # 1 Political Prisoner”, The American Trial Lawyer Magazine

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