State Rep. J.P. Miranda and sister Michelle Wilson turned themselves in at D.A. Seth William's office at 10 a.m. this morning as scheduled, a spokeswoman confirmed today.
Miranda (D-197th dist.), 34, is charged with perjury and criminal conspiracy for allegedly hiring his sister to work in his office, paying her through a “straw employee” and lying to conceal his actions. Wilson is also charged with perjury and criminal conspiracy.
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After turning themselves in, the two were transported to police custody.
"They’re now headed to police where they will be processed like anyone else who has been charged with a crime," said Tasha Jamerson, D.A. Williams' press officer.
D.A. Seth Williams announced the results of a grand jury indictment charging both siblings for the incident at a press conference on Monday morning.
The grand jury charged Miranda with trying to “circumvent the rules” against hiring Wilson as his chief of staff by paying Timothy Duckett, a former driver for his office, as a full-time employee, and having Duckett give up part of his paycheck to Wilson.
Duckett was highlighted in a May 2013 broadcasts by FOX 29, which described him as a “ghost employee” and showed that he was working at his auto repair shop while listed as a full-time employee in Miranda’s legislative office.
That news story led directly to this investigation, D.A. Williams said on Monday.
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