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Quincy attorney takes plea deal in attempted forgery case

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EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that VanAusdall pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor forgery charge rather than entered an Alford plea Class A misdemeanor attempted forgery charge.

QUINCY (WGEM) -- A Quincy attorney entered an Alford plea in Adams County Court Friday to attempted forgery charges.

Roni VanAusdall was originally charged with three felony counts of attempted forgery in Adams County for allegedly fabricating documents in a divorce case pertaining to an agreed court order VanAusdall claimed to have had with attorney Nick Rober.

Court records state that VanAusdall knew that no such agreement existed.

VanAusdall entered an Alford plea to a Class A misdemeanor attempted forgery charge in court Friday, the felony charges were dropped as part of the plea.

VanAusdall is due back in court April 1 for sentencing.

In entering an Alford plea, VanAusdall admits the evidence presented by the prosecution would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find her guilty beyond a reasonable doubt but does not admit to the criminal act.

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