Pardon Request

Obama Denies Pardon Request for Siegelman

President Barack Obama will not pardon former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. The Department of Justice informed Siegelman’s attorneys Thursday that his clemency petition had been denied. Siegelman’s supporters had long hoped the president would free the former Alabama governor before leaving office. The 70-year-old Democrat is serving a 6½ year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice in a federal…