Man who Presented Forged Documents to Judges Draws 12-year Prison Sentence

[CATHY LOCKE, Sacramento Bee]

A man involved in a family law case in El Dorado County has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison after pleading no contest to three counts of presenting false evidence to a judge.

Michael Wilson, 39, forged a total of nine documents and submitted them eleven times over the span of a year and a half, according to an El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office news release. Judges, prosecutors and investigators relied on the fake information in making decisions regarding civil and criminal charges.

“Fortunately, the documents were proven to be false before any negative consequences resulted from their admission,”...