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Quincy attorney sentenced following attempted forgery charge

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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 who entered an Alford plea to a Class A misdemeanor attempted forgery charge in January was sentenced on Thursday.

According to court records, Roni VanAusdall was sentenced to 18 months of supervision and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service work.

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 on January 29, the felony charges were dropped as part of the plea.

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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