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Shumate Trial: Day 9, Shumate Pleads His Case

Potter County Sheriff Mike Shumate gave testimony on the allegations he faces in the public corruption case this morning.

Through out the trial a very quiet Sheriff Shumate sat inside the court room listening intently.  Thursday that changed. He received his chance to plead his case against charges of bribery and illegal campaign contributions.

The Sheriff answered several questions by his defense attorneys, often laughing and smiling during their questioning.

The defense team quickly turned to business, discussing Shumate's career, marriage to Beverly Shumate, and her allegations of bribery and illegal campaign contributions.

Shumate also replied to prosecution allegations regarding trips and restaurant perks by adding he did not see anything wrong with what he was doing.

The State's attorneys said they are expecting court proceedings to run very smooth and very interesting this afternoon.

We'll bring you more details on that testimony coming up at five and six.

 

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