Man, 51, indicted in perjury case

November 09, 2005|By LAURA CADIZ | LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER

A Baltimore County man who was accused of acting as a home-improvement contractor without a license and of not delivering and installing a wheelchair lift in a Clarksville home has been indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, accused of lying under oath and presenting false documents at his trial.

During the Howard County Circuit Court trial of Paris George, 51, in May, he testified that an invoice and bank document proved that he purchased a wheelchair lift for Ronald and Francine Diggs, according to the Howard County state's attorneys office.

The Clarksville couple paid him $6,300 to buy and install the lift, which was never delivered to the home, according to the state's attorney's office.

George, of the 20 block of Manor Spring Court in Glen Arm, was charged with acting as a home-improvement contractor without a license, failing to complete a home improvement contract and felony theft. He was acquitted.

After the trial, the state's attorney office began investigating the authenticity of the documents, leading to the grand jury indictment of George Wednesday on three counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice.

George was arrested Friday and released that day on $25,000 bond.

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