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Prosecutors Seek To Seize Schmitz Bank Accounts

Huntsville, AL – Federal prosecutors have filed a motion seeking to seize seven bank accounts held by former Democratic state Rep. Sue Schmitz.

The motion filed in federal court Tuesday says Schmitz owes the government $177,951. That's the amount prosecutors say she received from a job in the state's two-year college system. She was convicted in February on charges she used her position as a legislator to get that job and did little work.

Schmitz of Toney was sentenced to 2{ years in prison and is to report to federal prison at the end of the month.

Schmitz has filed notice that she plans to appeal her conviction to the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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