State Rep. Jack Williams, ex-GOP chair Marty Connors to appear in federal court

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Vestavia Hills-Republican, longtime State Rep. Jack Williams along with former Alabama GOP chairman Marty Connors are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Montgomery, Ala. Wednesday afternoon on conspiracy charges, according to the Associated Press.

The two were arrested earlier this month on federal bribery charges.

They “were arrested on charges stemming from their involvement in a public corruption scheme,” said United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. in a press release at the time of the arrest.

Williams has since denied any wrongdoing.

“I have done nothing wrong, and once the facts are presented, I expect to be found innocent by a jury of all the allegations outlined in Monday’s indictment,” he said in the statement.

If convicted, the men face up to 20 years in prison.