Don Siegelman Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison
Former Governor Don Siegelman Sentenced To 78 Months
Posted on: 2:38 pm, August 3, 2012, by Ty Watwood, Carson Clark, and Claire Aiello, updated on: 03:07pm, August 3, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has been resentenced to 78 months in prison for his corruption conviction.
U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller issued the ruling shortly after 2:30 p.m. The hearing started Friday at 9 a.m. Defense attorneys called several character witnesses to the stand, who asked for leniency for Siegelman. Siegelman also took the stand and begged the judge for mercy.
Fuller went closer to the maximum sentence, though, which would have been 88 months, based on a formula for the various counts and charges in the 2006 trial.
Siegelman will get credit for the nine months he had previously served.