Lawyer Arrested For Altering Court Documents

A Jacksonville lawyer is accused of alerting court documents. Janet Reed was arrested Monday by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Authorities say the 47-year-old Reed is accused of changing a criminal plea in a speeding case and obstructing justice by changing a plea deal after it was already in place.

District Attorney Dewey Hudson says a prosecutor from New Hanover County will now handle Reed's case. Reed has practiced in North Carolina and Florida for more than ten years but was suspended from the Florida state bar earlier this year.

Reed was vacationing in California last week when the SBI concluded its investigation. She surrendered to authorities Monday. Her bond was set at $1,000.


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  • by voter Location: nc on Aug 12, 2009 at 01:37 PM
    affirmative action?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    Really Dale? Being black is a advantage,in the criminal justice system? wow! never heard that one before.
  • by Ron Location: Merritt, NC on Aug 12, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    To Crystal: She got through law school and passed the bar exam via affirmative action. She has no business being a lawyer. People should not attain positions for which they are not qualified just to meet a quota.
  • by Nate on Aug 12, 2009 at 09:47 AM
    She could have spent a little money on a new hairdo.
  • by sheila Location: rocky mount on Aug 12, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    i read larry comment and like i have always said, a theif thinks everyone still, a lair thinks everyone lie,ect, ect, ect. to dale. if she wasn't black and female her picture woundn't be in the paper. i must have miss the beginning of this story because it makes no sense.
  • by mandy on Aug 12, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    she will be waiting on us at burger king now. But what a pleasant face she has to greet us and say " good morning, may i take your order please"?
  • by an honest citizen on Aug 12, 2009 at 06:22 AM
    you can fool some of the people, but she needs to find another career, after she serves time and is disbarred. she and larry need to be locked up together.
  • by dale Location: walstonburg on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:27 PM
    Nothing will happen to her,Because she is black and female.
  • by MWL Location: G-ville on Aug 11, 2009 at 09:49 PM
    I quote Obummer - "She acted stupidly"
  • by Larry Location: Jville on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:22 PM
    Its all about the money! It does'nt matter who what or when, if you got money, Life is Good! Gob Help Us Broke People....
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