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Former Attorney General Jimmy Evans has died

Evans served as attorney general from 1991 to 1995.


Jimmy Evans, the former Alabama attorney general who prosecuted Alabama Governor H. Guy Hunt in 1993 for ethics charges, has died at the age of 81. 

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Evans passed away Monday, according to an operator at Southern Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, where his funeral will be held this upcoming Monday. 

While attorney general from 1991 to 1995, his office successfully prosecuted Hunt — Alabama’s first Republican governor since reconstruction — for stealing $200,000 from his 1987 inaugural fund for personal use. Thanks to Evans’s dogged prosecution, Hunt was ousted from office in April of 1993. 

Jeff Sessions succeeded Evans as attorney general after defeating him during the 1994 midterm election. 

Evans’s funeral will be held at Southern Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery on Feb. 22. Visitation will be at 12 p.m. and a service will be held at 1 p.m.

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