Man gets 32 months for phony document in Cosby-linked case

Pennsylvania
gavel_5_218346

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Maryland man was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison for filing a phony document in a lawsuit linked to the Bill Cosby sex assault case.

Federal investigators said that 48-year-old Joseph Johnson had a phony court document filed in support of Cosby that was purportedly signed by a lawyer for accuser Andrea Constand.

Investigators tracked the filing to Johnson and said he had searched for the words “Cosby” and “Constand” online over 10,000 times.

A jury convicted him of identify theft and making false statements. His lawyer did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Latest Videos

Don't Miss