Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Newly Discovered Prosecutorial Misconduct

The New York Times reports today about prosecutorial misconduct by the Rove Republican Racket in the political persecution of Governor Don Siegelman.

Lawyers for Donald E. Siegelman, the former Alabama governor convicted on corruption charges in 2006, have asked for a new trial based on “newly discovered evidence” of prosecutorial misconduct in the case....The motions argue that the government failed to turn over information that could have helped the defendants’ cases, and that the testimony of an important witness, Nick Bailey, a former Siegelman aide, was shaped by repeated coaching sessions with prosecutors. The brief suggests that prosecutors had threatened him implicitly to “enhance his need to cooperate.”

You can read the full article here.