Updated: Saturday, 04 Aug 2012, 4:36 PM CDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Aug 2012, 8:00 PM CDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Don Siegleman's daughter has inherited his ability to move an audience.
She testified on his behalf Friday when the former Alabama governor was resentenced for bribery and other crimes. Her emotional presentation had many people in the courtroom wiping their eyes.
Even her dad.
She said her father's conviction caused her to drop out of graduate school and made her want to crawl in a hole. She told the judge that her father is a changed man, and it would be better to sentence him to community service than jail time.
The judge gave Siegelman six and one-half years in prison. Siegelman said the hardest part of his case is letting his family down.
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