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Police in Sarah Jessica Parker-Matthew Broderick surrogate case arraigned in Ohio



Tbd-parkerbroderick080309 Those two Ohio police chiefs accused of snooping on Sarah Jessica Parker's and Matthew Broderick's surrogate mother were charged with several felonies on Friday, the AP reports. Does that include one count on bugging someone having twins for actors we don't really hate?

At an arraignment Friday, Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of receiving stolen property, one count of theft in office, one count of unauthorized use of property or services and one count of tampering with evidence, the AP reports. He's also accused of using his office to commit the crimes, destroying evidence and illegally using a law enforcement computer system, Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack, 30, was charged with two counts of complicity to burglary and one count of complicity to receiving stolen property.

Special prosecutor T. Shawn Hervey said Carpenter is alleged to have entered the home of Michelle Ross and removed items from the home identifying Ross as the surrogate mother. Along with Dojack, Carpenter attempted to sell the items to photographers, Hervey said.

Both men pleaded not guilty and are free on their own recognizance.Carpenter could face 21 1/2 years in prison if convicted on all charges, and Dojack could face up to 14 1/2 years if convicted on all charges against him, the AP says.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:48am]


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