AUGUST 30 2007

1. Siegelman refuses deal to cooperate
2. Prosecutor: Feaga accuses Siegelman of obstructing justice
3. Judge affirms 18 month sentence for Bailey.
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Siegelman refuses deal to cooperate
Kim Chandler Staff Birmingham News

MONTGOMERY - Federal prosecutors in recent weeks approached
imprisoned former Gov. Don Siegelman about cooperating with
ongoing criminal investigations in exchange for a shorter prison term,
an assistant U.S. attorney said Wednesday.

Siegelman refused, he said.

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Prosecutor: Siegelman, Scrushy obstructing
justice
By Jay Reeves Associated Press (The Anniston Star)

MONTGOMERY — Former Gov. Don Siegelman and ex-HealthSouth
CEO Richard Scrushy are “reaching out from their jail cells” in an
attempt to sway events linked to their case in a way that could be
obstruction of justice, a federal prosecutor told a judge Wednesday.

Speaking during a hearing for former Siegelman aide Nick Bailey,
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Feaga said Siegelman and Scrushy
had been doing things from behind bars to “manipulate events” —
acts that could be considered a crime.

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Judge affirms 18-month sentence of Siegelman
aide
Kim Chandler Birmingham News

Bailey, 38, originally faced nearly four years in prison after his 2003
plea deal. He was sentenced to 18 months last year, but prosecutors
said a further reduction [to no time in jail] was justified. At a hearing
Wednesday, Fuller rejected their request and confirmed the original
sentence.

....Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Feaga told Fuller that the reduction
was not typical, but neither was Bailey's cooperation. He met
repeatedly with prosecutors over the years and testified not only in
Siegelman trials but also in a Medicaid fraud case in which
Tuscaloosa Dr. Phillip Bobo was cleared.

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Nick Bailey gets a reduced
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