Supreme Court rejects former Alabama governor's appeal

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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 9:57 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's appeal of his bribery conviction involving a $500,000 donation from a healthcare executive in a prosecution the Democrat contended was politically motivated.

Siegelman was convicted in 2006 of conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with his role in what prosecutors depicted as a bribery arrangement involving $500,000 provided for Siegelman's unsuccessful campaign to persuade Alabama voters to create a state lottery.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley and Will Dunham; Editing by Will Dunham)