On tape, an alleged theft inside courtroom
Montgomery County courtrooms have played host to countless theft trials. Now, according to recent charges, a courtroom played host to an actual theft.
The video, captured during a break in a civil trial, shows the alleged pilfering of a document shortly after the 1:15 mark. The video is posted below.
Through their attorneys or in interviews, the three individuals charged -- Ann Fischer, Sheldon Fischer, and Christopher Wise -- deny wrongdoing.
"We're completely innocent," said Sheldon Fischer.
"The video actually shows him not committing a theft," said David Martella, an attorney for Wise. “The worst thing the video shows him doing is leaving the courtroom to go to the bathroom.”
The three were indicted last week on counts of theft, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit theft, and conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice, according to court records. A trial date has been set for late February.
The Fischers are involved in litigation brought by a son, Benson Fischer. The video was recorded during the litigation of that lawsuit.
-- Dan Morse
December 16, 2009; 6:14 PM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , From the Courthouse , Montgomery
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