MEMPHIS (TN) — After the Democrat was convicted on four counts of wire fraud, attorneys for a Tennessee senator are asking for an acquittal and a new trial.
Sen. Katrina Robinson filed the motion Oct. 8 to argue that “the government made a mess of this case when it overreacted and charged Ms. Robinson for crimes they simply couldn’t prove.”
Robinson had already been cleared by a judge of 15 of the 20 charges brought by federal prosecutors in Memphis. This is where Robinson’s school to health care workers is situated. A jury convicted Robinson of four out of five wire fraud charges on Sept. 30.
Robinson, a Memphis Democrat, was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly 2018. Robinson is a Memphis Democrat who was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2018. She maintains her innocence but declined to comment on whether she would resign.
Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced Jan.