Former Gov. Siegelman to be released from hospital after emergency heart bypass surgery

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has been released from a federal prison in Louisiana where he was serving a six-year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is out of the hospital after heart surgery.

A statement from Siegelman's family says he was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Siegelman had heart surgery last week after a doctor found blockage that put him at risk of a heart attack.

A statement from the hospital quotes Dr. John Richardson as saying Siegelman is expected to make a full recovery.

The former governor's son, Joseph Siegelman, says he's always been inspired by his father's strength and resilience, and his heart surgery is no exception.

The former governor was released from federal prison last year after serving time on a bribery conviction.

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