Shelnutt files motion to unseal records

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A local lawyer who was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on 40 counts has recently filed two motions.

Monday, Mark Shelnutt filed a motion to unseal federal court records from past court cases involving Torrance Hill and several other defendants represented by Shelnutt. The motion noted that such documents are needed in order for the defense to move forward with preparation.

In addition, Shelnutt filed a motion to dismiss two counts of false statements. The false statements were allegedly made to an FBI agent in a taped conversation. These motions have yet to be decided on.