Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt, accused in a federal indictment of crimes that could have conceivably put him away for the rest of his life, was acquitted of all charges Wednesday.
U.S. District Court Clay Land told prosecutors twice that he had "concerns" over their case. The government motioned to dismiss four of the charges . A jury took around eight hours to find Shelnutt not guilty of everything.
So, the question is, where does Shelnutt go from here? His law firm dissolved in December. He's moved his office back to Second Avenue. Shelnutt's practice declined in the wake of rumors of his federal investigation.
One would hope that the only place to go from here is up.