Millinocket Father, Son Get Jail Time for Perjury; Sentences Stayed Pending Appeals

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Millinocket Father, Son Get Jail Time for Perjury; Sentences Stayed Pending Appeals


Harrison, Judy, Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME)


BANGOR, Maine -- A Millinocket father and son were sentenced Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to jail time for lying to jurors in the elder man's drunken driving trial two years ago, according to the Penobscot County district attorney.

Jeffrey P. Wyman, 59, was found guilty in May of four counts of perjury at the end of a three-day jury trial, said R. Christopher Almy, who prosecuted the case. In the same trial, David M. Wyman, 26, was found guilty on three counts of perjury and not guilty on one count of perjury.

The father was sentenced to four months in jail and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, Almy said. The son was sentenced to five days in jail and $500.

"This case serves as a reminder to defendants and their lawyers and others that tall tales in court can be punished and that there are consequences to testifying [falsely] in court," Almy said Thursday in an email.

Superior Court Justice William Anderson stayed the imposition of the sentences while the men's appeals of the perjury convictions are appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Jeffrey Wyman was found not guilty by a jury Jan. 18, 2012, of operating while under the influence of intoxicants, according to Almy. The drunken driving charge stemmed from an April 20, 2011, incident when an off-duty Lincoln police officer saw the elder Wyman drive off the road during a snowstorm about noon. The officer reported that a car had left the road but the officer did not stop. …

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