St. Louis Municipal Court Investigation Widens
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis municipal court leaders are looking at 105 disposed cases that they say were altered by a former clerk, now that the clerk faces misdemeanor charges accusing her of changing paperwork to help two friends avoid traffic tickets and no-show arrest warrants.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/xI1nmW ) says the discovery does not necessarily mean that 33-year-old Shantia Holman is suspected of additional crimes. The closer look involves 105 files in which changes were made related to the disposition, which could mean anything from changing a faulty address to improperly erasing a case.
Holman has denied any wrongdoing and says she will contest the charges in court and sue the city for defamation after she wins.