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Mark Everett Fuller (born 1958, Enterprise, Alabama) is a federal judge for the U. S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama. He was nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2002 and confirmed by the US Senate on November 14, 2002.
On Friday, August 3, Judge Fuller sentenced former Alabama governor Don Siegelman to 78 months "for bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.":
Federal Judge Mark Fuller handed down the sentence Friday in Federal Court in Montgomery. During sentencing Fuller said,  "I don't have any animosity towards you at all. My heart breaks for you, but today is the first day that I heard you say that you respected the system and accepted the has taken you 21 years to understand that. And I find that difficult."

It takes a bit of unmitigated gall for someone like you to say that, Judge Fuller, um, "judging" from your "respect for the system""

.... a lifetime shame for those in the Justice Department, federal court system and the United States Senate who have coddled and protected him for an entire decade during his obvious previous disgraces.

A decade ago, Alabama's pension officials accused Fuller of trying to bilk the system out of $330,000 by his advocacy of unmerited pension benefits for a former staffer.

Yet Alabama's two Republican senators, Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, pushed Fuller forward for a lifetime appointment, which Fuller received from voice vote by the United States Senate with no serious discussion of his past.

Fuller and his court staff were able to hide from public view a 180-page impeachment filing against him in 2003 with no apparent attempt at investigation. In 2006, he presided over one of the nation's most sinister political prosecutions in modern times. The defense did not know that the judge was also being enriched via a military contracting company, Doss Aviation, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in no-bid Bush contracts.

Tish! Pah! In Alabama it is criminally simple to pull off that kind of caper, after all it's Alabama.

And, with a fearful President Barack Obama and his equally fearful AG Eric Holder and a Department of Justice filthy with the rotting ghoul holdovers from the Bush/Cheney/Rove administration, Judge Mark Everett Fuller is cozily secure in his lifelong tenrure as a corrupt judge in the corrupt state of Alabama.

.... the evidence offered here raises serious question as to the amount of distance Fuller has put between himself and the business interests that provide the bulk of his income. And in this case there has been at least one clear-cut breach. “Fuller’s designation of his judicial chambers as his address in connection with corporate registrations,” said Nan Aron of the Washington-based judicial oversight organization Alliance for Justice, “clearly runs afoul of the rules, as does his retention of any office, including as agent for service of process.”

Two more cases show a curious attitude towards recusal. First, notwithstanding his former membership in the Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party, Fuller participated in the resolution of a highly contentious litigation involving interests of the Executive Committee in a case entitled Gustafson v. Johns decided in May 2006.

Second, there is a case now pending in the Middle District that was initially assigned to Fuller, involving a government contract for the procurement and modification of two Russian helicopters. In the middle of the case sits Maverick Aviation, Inc., of Enterprise, Alabama—the same town from which Fuller hails and where his business operations, which would appear to be similar in scope to those of Maverick Aviation, are sited. From the facts described in several accounts, the company would appear to be a direct competitor with Doss Aviation. Fuller, however, handled this case for several months before his recusal was sought and obtained. The recusal order has been placed under seal, making it impossible to learn what conflicts the parties saw in the matter, nor why Judge Fuller felt free to handle the case for some time before withdrawing. It could be legitimate, or it could be a coverup, and there is no way to find out with the seal in place.

Then, there is Judge Fuller's lovely divorce and allegations raised:
In her complaint Lisa Fuller asks for the following admissions by her husband. They include these topics: extramarital affairs, parenting, driving under the influence of alcohol, withholding documents, payment of expenses for persons with whom he was having sex, spousal abuse, receipt of psychological care or counseling and addiction to prescription drugs.
Lovely. But it is Alabama. And, of course, if it's Alabama Karl Rove is involved. And, evidently, President Obama and AG Holder are afraid of Karl Rove.
"An Evening With Karl Rove" will be August 18 at the civic center in Enterprise, Alabama. Sounds enticing, doesn't it? The evening begins with a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30, followed by remarks from Rove. ...

Enterprise, to be sure, is a bit off the beaten path. A town of about 26,000 hardy souls, it is in Coffee County in southeast Alabama, just above the Florida line.

Why would one of the biggest names in Republican politics pay a visit to such an out-of-the-way place? Perhaps we should note that the event is sponsored by the Coffee County Republican Committee and follow up with these questions: Who used to be Coffee County's representative on the GOP's executive committee? Who used to be the elected district attorney for Coffee County before moving on to greener pastures during the George W. Bush administration?

The answer to both of those questions is Mark Fuller, now chief U.S. judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Fuller has served in that position since Bush appointed him in 2002--while Rove served as chief White House adviser.

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  •  "If I had known ..." (0+ / 0-)

    The long legal saga of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman appears to have come to an end. On Friday a federal court judge sentenced the 66-year-old Democrat to 78 months in prison, bringing an end to a case that has dragged on long past his time in office.

    . . .

    "If I had known I was coming close to the line where a campaign contribution becomes a bribe and a crime, I would have stopped," Siegelman said.

    . . .

    Siegelman’s apology for his actions marked a departure from his previous insistence that his prosecution had been politically motivated and was conducted at the behest of former White House adviser Karl Rove. Rove has denied playing a role in the case.

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