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April 9, 2011

Forger who forged doctor's note for sentencing delay gets significant prison term

Regular readers may recall this comical California sentencing story from a few weeks ago involving a woman to be sentenced for prescription drug forgery who presented a forged doctor’s note in an attempt to delay the proceedings and then collapsed in court when her scheme was discovered.  This AP story, headlined "California forger who showed up in court with phony doctor note gets nearly 5 years in prison," updates the tale:

A forger who showed up in court with a phony doctor note seeking a sentencing delay has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.  Michelle Elaine Astumian pleaded no contest in January to felony forgery counts.  She collapsed in court last month when the prosecutor said the note was a fake and the judge ordered her into custody.... This week, she was back in a San Luis Obispo County courtroom and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

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Good for her. I hope at least three of those years were for the note.

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