State Sen. Katrina Robinson files motion for acquittal

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 8:38 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2021 at 9:54 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson has filed a motion to be acquitted or get a new trial.

Robinson was convicted on four counts of wire fraud on September 30.

She was initially indicted on 15 counts of embezzlement as well but a judge acquitted her of those charges.

Robinson and her attorneys say the government violated the fifth amendment when they shifted their theories and allegations during the trial. Attorneys argued the evidence the government presented to the jury was too weak to find Robinson guilty.

Robinson is accused of using federal grant money intended for her business, to pay for personal expenses.

It is unclear when the judge will issue a ruling on this motion.

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