June 19, 2013


Alabama Politician May Launch Congressional Bid from Jail

Stephen Nodine (R), currently serving a two-year jail term on perjury and harassment charges, announced via email that he is considering a bid for Alabama's 1st congressional district seat, the Birmingham News reports.

Nodine "resigned from the county commission in 2010 following his indictment for murder in the death of Angel Downs, his longtime mistress. He pled guilty to felony perjury in 2012 as part of a deal in which prosecutors dropped the murder charge."

"Nodine said he is eligible to serve in Congress despite his status as a convicted felon. The Constitution allows felons to hold office in the House of Representatives - even while incarcerated."










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