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Meteorologist Indicted for Alleged Fake Report of Assault

Jun 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Heidi Jones, a meteorologist for WABC-TV in New York, has been indicted for allegedly reporting fabricated attacks, according to the AP.

Jones told police that while walking in Central Park, she was accosted. After a police investigation, Jones confessed that she had made up the attack in an effort to draw attention to herself.

WABC suspended Jones after the incident. The grand jury indictment came on Monday.

Jones’ attorney, Paul Callan, complained that prosecutors had failed to give his client a chance to testify before the grand jury. He added that he will contest the indictment.

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