State Representative Arrested, Charged With Perjury & Providing False Statements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Attorney General’s office announced the arrest of a State Representative, the second such announcement this month.

State Rep. Barry Moore, a Republican from Enterprise, is charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into potential public corruption in Alabama.

State Rep.  Barry Moore (R-District 91)

State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Ala. District 91)

Moore represents District 91, which covers Coffee County in south central Alabama.  He turned himself in Thursday to special agents waiting at the Lee County Jail.

Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis says Rep. Moore is charged with the following:

• Providing false statements relating to any matter under investigation by the Attorney General
• Perjury in the first degree
• Providing false statements relating to any matter under investigation by the Attorney General
• Perjury in the first degree

If convicted, Rep. Moore faces a maximum penalty of one to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.

“It is a serious crime to provide false statements to a grand jury,” said Acting Attorney General Davis. “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.”

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange appointed Davis to handle the ongoing public corruption investigation.  No further details were released.

Earlier this month, on April 1, Acting Attorney General Davis announced Rep. Greg Wren was arrested and convicted for a state ethics law violation.  Wren resigned the same day.

13 comments

    • eurekadog

      Yep, I don’t care with which party they associate. If they break the law, they should be made to face the consequences. A Rep. crook is no better/worse than a Dem./Ind./Socialist/Communist/Green/etc. crook.

  • D C

    Sadly enough, while observing this whole Lowell Barron debacle, with the State trying to delay its own case until after the next election, it makes you wonder the validity of any part of this case.

  • Say What

    I thought the Republicans ran on the promise to be different? Republicans always say they are the party of good, strong, morals? It does not matter, people will still vote for them this November.

    • Branko Pezdi

      You’re not very bright, James/Wake Up, if you can’t tell the difference between an organization and an individual. In point of fact, it is always dem/libs who place themselves on a holier-than-thou pedestal and demonize the motives and morals of conservatives (conservatives are racists, conservatives want to destroy the environment, conservatives want to push Granny off the cliff, conservatives are greedy, etc ad nauseum). Ironically it is the very policies of dem/libs that harm everyone and everything they affect. The difference between the Democrat Party and the Republican Party, even the RINOs, is that when a corrupt Republican politician is outed, the Republican Party usually immediately condemns his actions, whereas the Democrat Party usually circles the wagons for ITS corrupt politicians.

      • screw aarp

        This cant be wakeup/james ,because he said he was quitting this forum, and a far left,socialist ,would never go back on his word. (G)

      • Say What

        I agree with you. I am just pointing out the Republican hypocrisy when they talk about how immoral the Democrats are just to get people to vote for them during the elections. My favorite example is Newt Gingrich having an affair at the same time that he was calling for President Clinton’s impeachment! It is not the democrats that run on the “I am more moral than the Democrats” platform — it is the Republicans. For that reason, I hold them to a higher standard, one that they set for themselves!

  • tim

    Law makers from both parties have coruption. They all run on platforms of good morals until they get caught… I know of a certain democrat in the white house that refuses to do his job. That’s coruption as well.

  • Nuclear Mike

    The State of Alabama’ government remains the fifth most corrupt state in the USA; Illinois being #1….just makes you proud does it not to see our many city, county & state officials being arrested every week now???

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