Schmitz still being paid after guilty verdict - Montgomery Alabama news.

Schmitz still being paid after guilty verdict

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Ousted state House member Sue Schmitz is still getting paid for a two-year college system job that was at the heart of her conviction in a federal fraud trial in Decatur.

But federal prosecutors say they will go after the money that Sue Schmitz is getting, including back pay ordered by a state court judge in Montgomery.

The 63-year-old Democrat from Toney was convicted on Monday for wrongly taking more than $177,000 in salary from a sham job with a youth-mentoring program.

But she is still on the payroll because the Montgomery judge found that she was improperly fired in 2006 and must be put back on the payroll and get back pay.

Two-year college system officials say they are appealing that order.

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