State Employee Sentenced for Counterfeiting
a Court Order
MD ( December 4, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that former State employee Cora
Boone-Gould of Temple Hills was sentenced to five years in
jail, all suspended, for counterfeiting a court order and issuing
a counterfeit court order. Prince George’s County Circuit
Court Judge Crystal D. Mittelstaedt also placed Boone-Gould
on 18 months of supervised probation and ordered her to perform
200 hours of community service.
Boone-Gould, a former
employee of the Department of Parole and Probation in Prince
George’s County, was convicted by a jury
in October. On August 24, 2007, Boone-Gould created a fraudulent
court order extending guardianship of her nephew three years beyond
the court-ordered termination date. She then faxed the counterfeit
order to an attorney in North Carolina in connection with the settlement
of an estate in which her nephew was a beneficiary.
This case was investigated
by the Attorney General’s Criminal
Division and the Maryland State Police. In making today’s
announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney
General Megan Limarzi and Sgt. Glen Petterson of the Maryland State
Police for their work on the case.