DA accused of forging judge’s signature won’t face charges

    A grand jury says there’s no evidence to support charging a Pennsylvania prosecutor accused of forging a judge’s order to reduce a suspect’s bail.

    Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller was cleared Friday in the case that had roiled central Pennsylvania’s legal community.

    The grand jury found that Miller had created a bail order for drug trafficking suspect Robert Albro Jr. as she sought to charge another man in an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting an assistant district attorney.

    Two handwriting experts testified the signature on the bail order did, in fact, belong to Centre County Judge Pamela Ruest.

    Grand jurors found Miller did use in district attorney’s office staff to perform political work, but determined the expense to the county of around $200 was too small to warrant charges.

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