Friday, March 7, 2008
Michael Lorraine Lord is about to serve a 48-hour jail sentence. His crime? While seeking employment in June 2006, he presented a forged letter from former governor Jim Hunt's office pardoning a 1994 conviction. In actuality, his clemency request had been denied. Lord, who had served as a county administrator and town manager also got two years probation, a $5,000 fine and court costs. Assistant District Attorney John Criscitiello says, "This is the most brazen crime I have seen in my time as a prosecutor." Lord's attorney says that his client exercised "very poor judgment." See full story here.
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