- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mobile County’s license commissioner says she is appealing her conviction on a charge of leaking emails to Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s campaign in 2013.

Kim Hastie made the comments Thursday as a federal judge ordered her to pay a $5,000 fine in the case.

Jurors acquitted Hastie on 16 of 17 corruption charges in June. But she was convicted on a single misdemeanor count of improperly releasing a list of email addresses of people who had obtained drivers licenses.

Stimpson’s mayoral campaign used that list to reach out to voters two years ago.

Hastie’s lawyer says the conviction is improper because the law covering the improper release of government information doesn’t include email addresses.

Hastie takes over next week as Mobile County’s revenue commissioner.

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