Progressive Prosecutors, the Advanced Version
C&C has had a few posts on “progressive prosecutors,” to wit, those, like former Public Defender Larry Krasner, now District Attorney for Philadelphia, who tend to see things from the defendant’s point of view.
As ever with the defense side, however, one step forward is never enough. Thus, I want to bring you the next step.
Here’s the story, from the New Hampshire Union Leader: “Woman accused of impersonating prosecutor, dropping criminal charges against herself.”
A Littleton woman allegedly impersonated a Hillsborough County prosecutor when she filed bogus documents with court officials declaring that the drug possession and stalking case against her had been dropped, according to recently released indictments.
Lisa Landon, 33, of Railroad Street, Littleton, faces one charge of false personation and six charges of falsifying physical evidence, according to Hillsborough County grand jury indictments handed up earlier this month.
The indictments allege that Landon submitted the fake documents in three different court cases last November and December. In several instances, she used the New Hampshire court system’s electronic system to file documents.
In November, Hillsborough County prosecutors became suspicious when they heard from a state forensic examiner, who had been scheduled to perform a competency evaluation on Landon.
The examiner saw a notice in Landon’s court file that prosecutors had dropped charges; the examiner wanted to know if the examination should go forward.
And no, you really can’t make this up.
(H/T to Wally Olson of the Cato Institute)