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Alabama state representative arrested in Lee County on perjury charges

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LEE COUNTY, Ala. -

Felix Barry Moore, a representative from the 91st District in the Alabama House of Representatives, has been arrested for felony perjury and providing false statements, acting state attorney general W. Van Davis announced via e-mail Thursday. Representative Moore, 47, of Enterprise, surrendered to special agents from the Attorney General’s Office at the Lee County Jail.

Acting Attorney General Davis was appointed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to handle matters regarding an ongoing investigation involving potential public corruption, the state said. No further information was immediately available.

Acting Attorney General Davis and attorneys with the Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to a Lee County Special Grand Jury resulting in Rep. Moore’s indictment. Specifically, the indictment charges Rep. Moore with:

· Count one: providing false statements relating to any matter under investigation by the Attorney General;

· Count two: perjury in the first degree;

· Count three: providing false statements relating to any matter under investigation by the Attorney General; and

· Count four: perjury in the first degree;

If convicted, Rep. Moore faces a maximum penalty of one to ten years imprisonment and fines of up to $15,000.00 for each count of providing false statements and perjury, both of which are Class C Felonies.

“It is a serious crime to provide false statements to a grand jury,” Acting Attorney General Davis said in the e-mail announcement. “All citizens who testify before a grand jury must testify truthfully – even elected public officials. Any witness who makes a false statement in the matter under investigation by the Lee County Special Grand Jury will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of their political affiliation or position.”

No further information about the investigation or about Moore’s alleged crimes other than stated in the indictment may be release at this time. No additional comment will be available at this time.

James Brierton

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