UPDATE 4:19 p.m.: District Attorney General Amy Weirich now said a statement released by her office saying Justin Timberlake would be investigated for posting a voting selfie in Memphis was released prematurely.
Weirich said she is out of town and the statement was released without her knowledge.
"No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so," Weirich said.
The statement released earlier today regarding Justin Timberlake & an investigation was incorrect & was released without my knowledge.— Amy Weirich D.A.G. (@AmyWeirichDA) October 25, 2016
FOX13 has learned that pop sensation Justin Timberlake is now being investigated by the Shelby County District Attorney's Office after taking a picture of himself inside a polling place in Memphis.
Timberlake flew to Memphis Monday to vote in Germantown at New Bethel Baptist Church.
In a post on his Instagram account, Timberlake posed in front of a voting machine.
TN state law prohibits voters from taking photos or audio recordings inside polling places.
In a statement, the DA's office said, "“The Shelby County DA’s Office was made aware of a possible violation of state election law. The matter is under review by the D.A.’s Office.”
The offense is a class C misdemeanor and punishable by a 30 day sentence and/or a $50 fine.
“No excuses, my good people! There could be early voting in your town too,” said Timberlake.
To find your early voting location in Tennessee and Arkansas click HERE.
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