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March 3, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Judge Declares Mistrial In Schmitz Case
(2008-09-08)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The federal judge in state Rep. Sue Schmitz's fraud case has declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

U.S. District Judge David Proctor made the declaration Monday after jurors sent him a third note indicating they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in their fourth day of deliberations.

Schmitz, a Democrat from Toney in north Alabama, was accused of getting $177,000 from a ``no work'' job in the two-year college system.

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Athanas said the prosecution intends to bring the case to trial again.

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