Plea in perjury case adds six-month sentence

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2003

FAIRBANKS (AP) A Fairbanks man serving five years for a February 2002 theater robbery got a six-month sentence for perjury added to his time behind bars Wednesday.

Prosecutors had filed five perjury charges against Maurice Wiggins, 19, last December. They accused him of lying on the stand during an Oct. 21, 2002, sentencing hearing.

On Wednesday, Wiggins pleaded no contest to one of the perjury charges as part of a plea bargain. The others were dismissed by prosecutors.

Judge Randy Olsen then added six months to the sentence Wiggins is serving in the robbery case.

Wiggins was accused of lying about his role in a Feb. 3, 2002, heist in which he and three other young men were charged with taking two employees into the theater office, tying them up with a telephone cord and stealing about $7,000.

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