Police Investigate Burglary at Office of Sigelman's Lawyer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Montgomery police are investigating a
weekend break-in at the office of one of the attorneys for former
Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.
The burglary came just a couple of days after Siegelman was
sentenced to more than seven years in prison in a government
Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy was sentenced to almost
seven years in the case. Siegelman and Scrushy were taken into
custody as soon as they were sentenced Thursday by U-S District
Judge Mark Fuller and are being held at the federal prison in
Attorney Susan James said her office was broken into sometime
between 2 p-m yesterday and 8 a-m today. She says her files were
-quote- "ramsacked" but that the only items that appeared to be
missing were four commemorative coins.
Montgomery Police Captain Huey Thornton says police are
investigating the burglary.
The burglary occurred as James and other attorneys were
preparing to file an appeal to the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals asking that Sigelman remain free on bond until the
appellate court hears the appeal of his conviction.