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After responsible verdict, J.T. Burnette’s legal professionals ask for acquittal

Attorneys for John “J.T.” Burnette requested the choose in his public corruption trial to acquit him on the 5 counts that resulted final month in responsible verdicts in opposition to the distinguished businessman.

In a movement filed Monday, his legal professionals cited testimony from former Mayor Scott Maddox and his girlfriend Paige Carter-Smith that they argued clears their consumer. The 2 testified in opposition to Burnette, their co-defendant, throughout his federal trial, which started in July and wrapped in August after pandemic-related delays.

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