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Indicted Alabama legislator Barry Moore seeks to bar call

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Rep. Barry Moore (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department) Rep. Barry Moore (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department)
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -

An indicted Alabama legislator is asking a judge to keep prosecutors from using a recording of a phone call he had with his primary election opponent.

Attorneys for Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise say the recorded call can't be used because Moore was in Florida and Josh Pipkin was in Alabama when Pipkin recorded the call. They say Florida law requires the consent of both parties to record a call.

In the phone call, Moore says House Speaker Mike Hubbard is furious about Pipkin running and he makes other remarks about the race.

Moore faces perjury and false statement charges accusing him of lying about the call when he testified to a Lee County grand jury. He has pleaded not guilty.

Moore defeated Pipkin in the June primary.

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