2011-04-21 / Local & State

DA’s Secretary Pleads Guilty To Perjury Counts

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A secretary in a suburban Philadelphia district attorney’s office has pleaded guilty to lying to a grand jury about information related to a robbery case involving a family member.

The Norristown Times Herald reports 59-year-old Vera Ellen Carroll pleaded guilty to a pair of felony perjury charges Tuesday in Montgomery County Court. She could face seven years in prison or more when she’s sentenced later this year.

Authorities say Carroll lied to a grand jury about using her position as a secretary in the Delaware County District Attorney’s office to obtain confidential police reports and other documents related to a robbery investigation involving her grandson.

Prosecutors say Carroll discussed issues including possible witnesses with Jamir Carroll during jailhouse phone calls.

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