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Analysis of Siegelman's Motion Asking for New Trial

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Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has filed a motion in federal court asking for a new trial based on the emergence of new evidence uncovered since his conviction along with his co-defendant Richard Scrushy.

According to the court document, available here, his motion largely copies the document filed by Scrushy's attorneys last week.

After a full reading of the motion, these are the main points.

Siegelman's lawyers are accusing the federal prosecutors of blatant misconduct, including the manipulation of testimony from key witness Nick Bailey, improper contact with jurors and failure to disclose key documents to the defense, thus denying Siegelman and Scrushy a fair trial under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

The motion demands an immediate evidentiary hearing to explore improper communications between the prosecutors and the jury and between prosecutors and the judge not disclosed to the defense team.

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