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Results Of DOJ Probe Into Siegelman Prosecution To Be Released In 'Near Future'

In the letter, Principal Deputy Assistant AG Keith Nelson confirms that the OPR is looking into the jury issue and into "whether United States Attorney Leura Canary complied with her recusal from the case." The letter continues:

We have confirmed that OPR is aware of the e-mails you forwarded, and we expect that they will evaluate the significance of those e-mails in the full context of the prosecution. We understand that OPR expects to complete its investigation in the near future.

The letter also notes that a separate DOJ investigation into the case -- which was begun at the behest of the Office Of Special Counsel and was recently reopened -- remains in progress. Arguments on Siegelman's appeal of his conviction were heard earlier this month.