Ex-Alabama Governor Apologizes at Resentencing Hearing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is apologizing for any embarrassment his bribery conviction may have caused.
In a quiet voice, the 66-year-old Siegelman told a judge during his resentencing hearing Friday that he "deeply regrets" the things he has done.
U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller said Siegelman's sentence would not be longer than the seven years and four months he originally received.
Siegelman and former HealthSouth chief Richard Scrushy were convicted in 2006. Prosecutors say they arranged $500,000 in contributions to the Democrat's campaign for a state lottery in exchange for the governor appointing Scrushy to an important hospital regulatory board.
The judge said the case has been hard on everyone.


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