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Last updated 4:55AM ET
February 27, 2021
No Verdict Yet In Schmitz Fraud Trial
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Jurors in the federal fraud trial of state Rep. Sue Schmitz have deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict.

The jurors deliberated for about seven hours Thursday before recessing for the night. The panel of 11 men and one woman had met for about three hours after hearing closing arguments and getting the case Wednesday afternoon.

Schmitz is a Democratic representative from Toney. She is accused of using her political position to get a job with a program that helps troubled youth and then rarely showing up for work. Her attorneys said she received little supervision in her job with the Community Intensive Training for Youth program.

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