Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Columbus, Ga., criminal defense lawyer who faces federal money-laundering charges stemming from legal fees paid to him by his client, a convicted drug trafficker.
Armed with a new ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Columbus attorney J. Mark Shelnutt’s defense team has asked the judge presiding over the trial, U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land, to dismiss 30 counts of money laundering and a money-laundering conspiracy count, saying the grand jury that indicted Shelnutt may have been misled about the law.
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