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Fmr. Gov. Don Siegelman set for resentencing

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Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman may be behind bars sometime on Friday.

Siegelman faces resentencing by federal judge in Montgomery for his bribery conviction in 2006.  His attorney made a plea for her client, saying sending him back to prison will accomplish nothing.  She asked that he be given an alternative sentence instead.

Prosecutors, on the other hand, want Siegelman's original 88 month sentenced reinstated.  He served just nine months of that sentence before being released on appeal.  All appeals have failed.

Siegelman himself doesn't appear optimistic.  In an email to supporters he wrote, "this battle for justice within the court system comes to a close."