CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – Criminal charges have been filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General against a secretary in the Delaware County District Attorney’s office. She’s been indicted by a grand jury on charges she tried to help her grandson, who was facing robbery charges, and then lied under oath about it.
Four counts, including two felonies, have been filed against 59-year-old Vera Carroll of Chester, who was immediately suspended without pay pending resolution of the matter.
Nils Frederickson, with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, says once the Delaware County District Attorney suspected a problem, they sent the case to Harrisburg.
“This is a case about taking confidential information and allegedly providing it to family members or defense attorneys of family members and then making false statements to a grand jury,” Frederickson said.
The case will be handled in Montgomery County, where Carroll waived her preliminary hearing.
Her lawyer plans to ask for ARD — a program for first offenders that allows for criminal records to be expunged.
David Madden, KYW Newsradio