TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 11, 2012

A Chattanooga man serving time in state prison was arraigned Tuesday on charges that, in an attempt to get out early, he forged the signature of the federal judge who sentenced him in a separate embezzlement scheme. The document could have removed a federal hold, allowing possible release from state custody, where he's serving time on separate charges before beginning his five-year federal sentence. Trial is scheduled for June 18. If convicted, Shaun Steven Kidd could face up to 20 years on a tampering with evidence charge. The Times Free Press has more