A new report from the Secret Service/DA Stephen Zappala's office claims at least two documents introduced in the Jane Orie corruption trial were forged. From Paula Reed Ward:
A supplementary U.S. Secret Service report requested by the prosecution after a mistrial for state Sen. Jane Orie concludes that at least two documents presented by the defense were forged.
The report, attached to a motion filed by prosecutors Thursday asking Judge Jeffrey A. Manning for an evidentiary hearing in the case, shows that at least two of the signatures in the original writing were "created with an office machine system utilizing inkjet technology," or "toner technology."
Further, the report states that there is evidence that one inserted signature "directly overlays the printed signature."
The case against Ms. Orie and her sister ended in a mistrial in March after the prosecution accused the defense of submitting forged documents.
An earlier Secret Service report was inconclusive, showing only that the inks used on the documents were available at the time they were created.