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Former legislator Schmitz appeals fraud conviction

Former state Rep. Sue Schmitz is appealing her federal fraud conviction to the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
/ Source: WVTM-TV

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Former state Rep. Sue Schmitz is
appealing her federal fraud conviction to the 11th U.S. Court of
Appeals in Atlanta.
Federal court records show Schmitz’ notice of appeal was
officially filed Monday with the 11th Circuit.
The 64-year-old Schmitz has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison
for her conviction on charges she used her political influence to
obtain a job with Alabama’s two-year college system and then did
little work.
The Democrat from Toney automatically forfeited her position as
a state representative when she was convicted.
The appeal was filed by her new attorney, William Clark of
Birmingham. She previously was represented by the father-son team
of Buck and Jake Watson of Huntsville.
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