Siegelman appeals sentence

Former AL Governor Don Siegelman
Former AL Governor Don Siegelman

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is appealing his prison sentence three weeks before he is scheduled to report to federal prison to complete a more than 6-year sentence in a government corruption case.

Siegelman's attorney, Susan James, filed the notice Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Montgomery saying the former governor is appealing the sentencing to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Siegelman is scheduled to report to prison on Sept. 11. He served nine months of his sentence before he was released on an appeal bond in 2008. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller cut 10 months off the sentence at a new sentencing hearing earlier this month.

That hearing was scheduled after the 11th Circuit dropped 2 of the charges against him.

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