Bond motion denied in Schmitz case

By Stephen Gallien - email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -  A federal judge will not allow former State Representative Sue Schmitz to remain free on bond while she appeals her fraud conviction.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Harwell G. Davis issued a ruling Wednesday denying Schmitz' motion and ordered her to surrender to the designated federal prison on or before noon on Friday, December 4, 2009.

A federal jury in Decatur convicted Schmitz on fraud charges related to her job with an arm of the state's two-year college system.

Schmitz was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison and to forfeit more than $170,000 to the state.

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