Va. Delegate Joe Morrissey indicted on 4 felonies

WASHINGTON – A grand jury indicted Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey on four felony counts, including forgery, CBS 6 reports.

The Henrico grand jury indicted him on charges of forgery and perjury related to a document used in his recent trial on contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.

The indictments are for the following charges:

  • Felony uttering a forged public record;
  • Felony conspiracy to utter forged record;
  • Felony inducing perjury
  • Perjury.

Morrissey, who was re-elected while serving a six-month sentence for a sex scandal conviction, is scheduled to appear in court on the new charges Feb. 9.

Morrissey was convicted last month of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Prosecutors accused him of having sex with a 17-year-old girl who worked for him as a receptionist. Morrissey and the teenager, now 18 and pregnant, have denied it.

The alleged forged document was purportedly a court order involving the family of the teenager, The Washington Post and CBS 6 report.

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