|Federal Courthouse, Montgomery, Alabama|
Now a lawyer for Fuller says the judge is entering treatment and is embarrassed over the incident.
A story in AL.COM a year ago described Birmingham lawyer Barry Ragsdale like this:
And a story from the FreeDonSiegelman website includes this information about the lawyer:He represents defendants and plaintiffs in anti-trust, securities, insurance and business fraud cases. He also handles matters involving products liability, shareholder, and other complex litigation and class actions.
Barry Ragsdale, an attorney who is a friend of the Vances and has
been associated with the Over the Mountain Democrats in the past,
acted as master of ceremonies for the swearing in of Judge Joyce White Vance
as Chief Judge of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals) Apparently he is a funny guy, and made several jokes, including poking fun at Chief U.S.Some Alabama Democrats have seized on the arrest to discredit Fuller, who was the trial Judge for the Siegelman/Scrushy trials, which they saw as political, and unfair to former Governor Siegelman, who is serving time in a Federal prison in Louisiana.
District Judge Mark E. Fuller of Alabama’s middle district, the federal
judge who presided in the controversial case against Siegelman and
his co-defendant Richard Scrushy.
“I’m glad Karl Rove gave you permission to be here,” Ragsdale
quipped, according to the Birmingham News account of the swearing
If Fuller is convicted, could they end up cellmates?