Ex-U.S. District Judge U. W. Clemon urged Attorney General Eric Holder to look into the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegleman, The Associated Press reported this evening.
Clemon wrote in a letter to Holder that the case brought by Alabama U.S. Attorneys Leura Canary and Alice Martin was the “most unfounded criminal case” the former judge ever presided over, according to The AP. Siegelman was sentenced in June 2006 to seven years in federal prison on corruption charges, but is out on bond pending an appeal.
The ex-judge from Alabama said he did not have direct knowledge of the former governor’s conviction and prosecution in a corruption case, but has been critical of a failed effort to prosecute Siegelman for mail fraud, The AP said.
Martin told AP that Clemon’s letter was “inappropriate.”