A Lake Ariel, Pa., man was convicted of several charges after he tried to trick a witness against into missing a hearing on other charges.
A Lake Ariel man was convicted of several charges after he tried to trick a witness against into missing a hearing on other charges.
A Wayne County Jury convicted Scott Greenberg, 27, of one count of criminal attempt to commit obstruction of justice and one count of impersonating a public servant, both misdemeanors of the second degree. The jury deliberated approximately 25 minutes before reaching a verdict.
In January of 2009, Greenberg had telephoned a witness in a case pending against him scheduled for a hearing in Honesdale. Greenberg, while disguising his voice as a female, told the witness that she (he) was an employee of the Magistrate’s Office and that the scheduled case had been continued and that the witness need not appear at the hearing scheduled.
First Assistant Patrick L. Robinson prosecuted the case. District Attorney Michael P. Lehutsky said, “Mr. Greenberg’s attempt to manipulate the judicial system and prejudice an honest litigant’s rights was as wrong as it was childish. The jury made it clear that this kind of ridiculous conduct will not be tolerated.”
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