Dana Siegleman with her father, Don.
The daughter of former Alabama governor Don Siegleman, Dana, is petitioning for President Barrack Obama to pardon her father.
Her father is set to begin a 78-month sentence beginning on September 11 after being convicted of bribery.
Five years ago, my dad, Don Siegelman, was taken away in handcuffs and shackles. Many came to see his case as a travesty of justice. It has been a tumultuous struggle within the court system and a huge blow to our faith in government. He has lost his reputation, practically all his assets, and his freedom. I desperately need your help to free my father. Please sign this petition to President Obama asking him to restore justice and pardon my dad!
Gov. Don Siegelman was the 51st Governor of Alabama, serving from 1999 to 2003. He served in Alabama in public office for 26 years and is the only person in the history of the state to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide elected positions: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.My dad was wrongfully convicted in 2007 in a case that Pace Law Professor Bennett Gershman called “one of the most egregiously bad faith prosecutions by the Justice Department ever.” Numerous public servants such as Al Gore, John Kerry, and Wesley Clark believe my father was wrongly prosecuted and wrongly convicted.The American Trial Lawyer Magazine has called Dad “America’s #1 Political Prisoner.” The New York Times said my dad was charged with something that has never even been considered a crime in America, and CBS’ 60 Minutes reported that the prosecution team coached key witness Nick Bailey more than 70 times and offered him a deal to testify against my father.