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For immediate release – Tuesday, February 24, 2009.
Contact Bob Brammer – 515-281-6699 or
rbrammer@ag.state.ia.us

Statement of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office
February 24, 2009

Former Scott County Judge Kyle Williamson pled guilty Monday, February 23, to two counts of falsifying a public document, each a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $750 to $7,500.  The guilty pleas were entered before Judge Robert Sosalla.  Sentencing will be in early April, at a date to be determined.

Count One related to a forged court order purportedly signed by Judge Mary Howes but actually signed by Williamson.   Count Two related to an order falsely prepared by Williamson and presented to Judge Nancy Tabor for her signature.  At the time of the alleged state violations, Williamson was an attorney and part-time magistrate in Scott County.  He was appointed a District Associate Court Judge for Scott County in November 2007.  He resigned in September 2008.

[Go to the previous release for a statement of the AG’s Office at the time state charges were filed against Williamson in June 2008.]

At Monday’s hearing and plea, state prosecutors and defense counsel indicated that they will recommend a sentence of five years in prison on each count, to be served concurrently, and also concurrent with a Federal sentence Williamson is scheduled to receive on March 31.  On the state charges, Williamson will be sentenced by Judge Sosalla in April at the date to be determined.  Sosalla is not bound by any agreement of the parties with respect to sentencing. 

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