BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the
conviction and sentence of former Jefferson County Commissioner
A federal jury convicted Germany in 2006 of misusing taxpayers'
Germany appealed his conviction on one count of conspiracy and four
counts of misapplying government funds along with his three-year
Germany's appeal centered on issues of insufficient evidence,
expired statute of limitations, defective indictment and also that
his sentence was unreasonable.
A three-judge panel disagreed.
Germany began serving his 43-month sentence at the Federal
Prison Camp Montgomery located on Maxwell Air Force Base in
A jury convicted him of illegally funneling discretionary funds
through social services agencies, then having new checks cut and
the money passed on to other recipients he designated.