High Court Refuses Ex-Ala. Governor's Appeal In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of former Ala. Gov. Don Siegelman and HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy's bribery convictions, despite a plea by over 100 former attorneys general that the court take up the case.

The government argued May 4 in its opposition to the two men's petitions that Siegelman, a Democrat, and Scrushy's suggestion that a conviction of bribery requires proof of an express agreement to exchange campaign contributions for specific official action would open the door to politicians accepting...
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