Rep. Schmitz gets part of conviction overturned
By PHILLIP RAWLS Associated Press
Last Modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:17 p.m.
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned part of the conviction of former state Rep. Sue Schmitz and ordered a new sentencing hearing.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 decision throwing out four theft counts because the indictment against her provided “absolutely no factual detail” about the scheme she was accused of using to commit theft.