I am the daughter of the former Governor of Alabama, Don Siegelman.
He was indicted four years ago on corrupt charges brought forth by
U.S. prosecutor Leura Canary, wife of his political opponent's
Leura is married to Bill Canary, former partner and long-time friend of Karl Rove. There is evidence linking Karl, Bill, and current governor of Alabama, Bob Riley, to my dad's case (in addition to the obvious connection with Leura Canary).
Few, other than the prosecutors and conspirators, ever thought there would
be a conviction.
Last month, my dad was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. I write to you because I believe our current government has perverted democracy, and I desperately need your help to free my dad.
He was convicted of bribery, when the evidence clearly states that he never pocketed a cent, and the man that "bribed" him wanted nothing in return. All of this is horribly wrong, worse than any nightmare I have ever had.
My dad is not only innocent, but respectable in almost every way. He is the only
politician in the state of Alabama to have served in all of the highest state offices.
He was in office for more than 25 years before being accused of criminal activity. He reached a level that threatened the superiority of Republicans in the South. It is
incredible to think that our government spends millions prosecuting political opponents for the mere hope of eliminating competition.
I need your help in exposing this grave injustice, along with the many others committed by our current justice system. Those behind these injustices must be stopped. I am begging you, as a fellow activist for democracy, to help me free my dad by pursuing justice.