- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The perjury trial of Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise is entering its second day in Opelika.

Attorneys say the first witness Tuesday will be Josh Pipkin. He lost to Moore in the Republican primary and taped a conversation with Moore that is the heart of the case.

Moore faces two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements. The charges come from his testimony to a Lee County grand jury investigating possible government corruption.

Prosecutors accuse Moore of lying when he testified that he never told Pipkin that the Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard had threatened to hold up economic development funds if Pipkin stayed in the race. Prosecutors say the tape tells a different story.

Moore’s lawyers say the comments are taken out of context.

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