Secretary in Del. Co. D.A.'s office charged

HARRISBURG - November 9, 2010

Vera Carroll, 59, of Chester, was charged by the Pennsylvania Attorney General with perjury and leaking confidential case info to help family members.

She worked as a secretary in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. Investigators say she leaked confidential case information to obstruct the criminal prosecution of her grandson in a pair of robbery cases. They say she also lied to the grand jury that was investigating the matter.

A statewide grand jury heard evidence and testimony in the case and recommended the charges that were filed.

Attorney General Tom Corbett identified the defendant as Corbett said the investigation by the Attorney General's Office was based on a referral from the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, along with reports from the Chester Police Department, that Carroll was allegedly using her official position to hinder two 2009 robbery investigations allegedly involving her grandson, Jamir Carroll. Evidence and testimony was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which today.

Carroll is charged with two counts of perjury, two counts of making false statements under oath and one count of obstructing the administration of law or other governmental functions.

Carroll is free after posting bail. She is set for a formal arraignment on December 15th in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

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