State Representative Arrested, Charged With Perjury & Providing False Statements

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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.