Don Siegelman Heads to Prison; Continues Fighting for Pardon
Former Governor Don Siegelman is traveling with his family to Louisiana, as he heads back to federal prison, but he and his supporters are still hoping President Obama will pardon him.
Since 2007 when Siegelman was sentenced here at the Federal Courthouse, he's been fighting nationwide for his freedom. He and his daughter Dana were in Charlotte last week trying to get President Obama's attention.
She says her dad was wrongfully convicted in 2007 for bribery and other charges, and since his re-sentencing last month, she's been campaigning for her father's freedom nationwide including the Democratic National Convention.
In an interview with Current TV, she says times got tense at the DNC.
Dana Siegelman is asking for people to support her father by signing an on-line petition. Close to 20,000 people have signed it.
The petition: http://www.change.org/pardonDON