DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - The jury in the federal fraud trial of state Rep. Sue Schmitz has broken for lunch.
The jurors deliberated Thursday morning for about four hours and
on Wednesday afternoon for about three hours. The jury of 11 men
and one woman is scheduled to resume deliberations at 1:30 p.m.
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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