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Sex, Drugs, And Violence Are At The Heart Of Divorce Case Against Siegelman Judge Mark Fuller

Sex, Drugs, And Violence Are At The Heart Of Divorce Case Against Siegelman Judge Mark Fuller

A request for admissions can be one of the most entertaining documents in a lawsuit. The requesting party, in so many words, is saying, “We all know the following statements are true, so why don’t you admit to them so we can haggle about something else?” It can be a rare moment of clarity in […]

Alabama Republicans Acted With Racist Motives, Federal Judge Says

Alabama Republicans Acted With Racist Motives, Federal Judge Says

Republican legislators acted with racist and political motives when they testified for the prosecution in the federal Alabama bingo case, a U.S. District judge says in a new ruling. Sen. Scott Beason (R-Gardendale) and Rep. Benjamin Lewis (R-Dothan) drew harsh words from Judge Myron Thompson. The public likely will focus on Beason’s role in the […]

CEO With Deep Pockets Has Children On Food Stamps In Alabama

CEO With Deep Pockets Has Children On Food Stamps In Alabama

The CEO of a student-housing development company has an ex wife and two daughters who are on food stamps in Alabama. Ted Rollins, the head of Charlotte-based Campus Crest Communities, helped his company complete a $380-million Initial Public Offering (IPO) late last year. And a South Carolina divorce-court judge found that Rollins belongs to one […]

Alabama US Attorney’s ‘October Surprise’ Now A Reality

Alabama US Attorney’s ‘October Surprise’ Now A Reality

We reported on September 8 that Leura Canary, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, was planning to indict a number of legislators and casino operators as an “October Surprise” designed to affect the November election. That prediction became reality with news that an indictment of 11 individuals was issued this morning, and the […]

Ties To Labor Unions Can Be Dangerous At One Alabama University

Ties To Labor Unions Can Be Dangerous At One Alabama University

The business dean at an Alabama university tried to force a department chairman to help unlawfully terminate a faculty member who has ties to labor unions and liberal politics, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Glenn Feldman has taught labor economics and other subjects at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) […]

Aide To Alabama Gov. Threatens Christian Coalition Leader Over Gambling

Aide To Alabama Gov. Threatens Christian Coalition Leader Over Gambling

An associate of Alabama Governor Bob Riley threatened a Christian Coalition leader over gambling issues, according to a lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court in May 2007. Dr. Randy Brinson, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, states in the lawsuit that he supported a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would tax and regulate gambling and help fund Medicaid. Brinson’s support for the bill, sponsored by Rep. Marcel Black (D-Tuscumbia), drew heavy fire from Riley allies.

Department of Justice Pulls a Whitewash on Siegelman Whistleblower

Department of Justice Pulls a Whitewash on Siegelman Whistleblower

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel long ago proved that it should not be taken seriously, particularly in matters connected to former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.
OSC did not help its already sullied reputation with a recent finding that whistleblower Tamarah Grimes’ allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in the Siegelman case were “unsubstantiated.”

Whistleblower’s Letter to Holder Reveals Corruption in Siegelman Prosecution

Whistleblower’s Letter to Holder Reveals Corruption in Siegelman Prosecution

Leura Canary, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, wrote press releases about the prosecution of Gov. Don Siegelman that were distributed under the signature of assistant prosecutor Louis Franklin. Also, Canary regularly had two assistants communicate her suggestions about Siegelman’s case to Franklin. All of this took place after Canary had announced […]

Prosecutors Resort to Fabrications in Siegelman Case

Prosecutors Resort to Fabrications in Siegelman Case

Federal prosecutors in Alabama apparently felt the need to create a fantasy world in their efforts to prevent a new trial in the Don Siegelman case. In a document dated August 27, 2009, the government responded to a “Motion for a New Trial Based on Newly Discovered Evidence” that had been filed by Siegelman and […]

Karl Rove and His Mysterious Alabama ‘Lawyer’

Karl Rove and His Mysterious Alabama ‘Lawyer’

One of the most curious moments in Karl Rove’s recent testimony about the Don Siegelman case came when the former Bush White House adviser was asked about his primary contacts in Alabama. Rove mentioned two familiar names–William Canary, head of the Business Council of Alabama, and Kelley McCullough Robertson, former Southeast political director for the Republican National Committee and state director for Karl Rove & Co.

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