Jurors Reach No Decision Yet in Siegelman Trial
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery, AL – It's the fourth day of deliberations for jurors in the government corruption trial of former Governor Don Siegelman and three others. Jurors have so far spent about 16 hours going through the testimony of more than 75 witnesses and hundreds of exhibits. During the 32-day trial, prosecutors claimed government favors were traded for campaign donations and gifts during Siegelman's terms as lieutenant governor and governor from 1995 to 2003. Also on trial are Siegelman's former chief of staff, Paul Hamrick, his state transportation director, Mack Roberts, and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. The 34-count indictment charges Siegelman and Hamrick with racketeering, bribery and obstruction of justice. Scrushy is charged with bribery and mail fraud, and Roberts is charged with mail fraud.