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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Law - "Florida Officials Reveal 5 Earlier Prison Escape Attempts Using Forged Documents"
Nick Madigan reported Oct. 22nd in the NY Times in a story that began:
MIAMI — Florida law enforcement officials, already embarrassed by the revelation that two convicted killers were released from a state prison after forging documents that allowed them to walk free, acknowledged Tuesday that they had discovered at least five previous instances of such forgeries. * * *The ILB has reported at least three forged document incidents in Indiana and Kentucky:
“There’s still a lot that we don’t know,” [Gerald M. Bailey, the commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement,] told reporters. The investigation is being hampered by a lack of cooperation from the two inmates, he said. The inmates apparently used computers in the prison’s library to create the forgeries, he said, adding that they looked authentic and included case numbers and a signature that appeared to be that of a judge.
Of the five previous cases that involved fake documents, only one led to an escape, and then only for a few hours. None of those cases had been disclosed before.
- April 10, 2010 - Ind. Courts - Defendant pleads guilty to forging SD Ind. court documents
- June 8, 2007 - Ind. Courts - "Court documents apparently forged
- April 22, 2007 - "Courts - Prisoner wrongly freed from Kentucky state facility based on a faxed, forged "court order"
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 27, 2013 10:11 AM
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