State Representative, Sue Schmitz of Toney, Alabama, has been found guilty in Federal Court of 7 counts of Felony Fraud. She was originally charged with 4 counts of Mail Fraud, and 4 counts of a youth "mentor" program, that she was supposed to work for, but didn't. She could face up to 100 years in prison (Federal). Bob Riley spoke out on "double dipping" and why it should be banned.
"This trial pointed out exactly why double dipping must be banned," Riley said. "It proved that Montgomery insiders turned the state's two-year college system into a no-work jobs program for legislators. It proved that taxpayer dollars intended for educating students were instead used to bankroll a job for a well-connected legislator, a job for which she never showed up for work".