Judge denies bond for former Gov. Siegelman

Don Siegelman (Source: WAFF)
Don Siegelman (Source: WAFF)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - A judge has denied bond for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Siegelman requested he be granted bond as he appeals his bribery conviction. He is appealing his 2006 conviction for selling a spot on a hospital regulatory board for campaign donations.

He's faced numerous court delays, including a new judge appointed to the case after U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August on domestic violence charges.

Siegelman's legal team hoped a new judge would be more likely to grant him bond. On Thursday morning, Judge Clay Land issued a ruling saying Siegelman hasn't shown why he should be released and ordered him to remain in prison.

Siegelman is serving his sentence in a federal prison in Louisiana but has been staying in a Montgomery jail cell as he awaited the judge's decision.

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