A key witness changed his story, leaving the Commonwealth ‘with significant inconsistent statements,’ the motion states.
A judge on Dec. 1 approved Virginia prosecutors’ request to drop two felony charges in the case of a Prince William County election worker who allegedly misreported results in 2020.
The Commonwealth’s motion stated that one of its key witnesses, Sean Mulligan, had changed his story, leaving the Commonwealth “with significant inconsistent statements.”
“In preparation for the scheduled jury trial, the Commonwealth interviewed Sean Mulligan, a key witness for the prosecution who had been previously interviewed by investigators of the Office of the Attorney General,” read the motion for nolle prosequi (no prosecution) from Assistant Attorney General James R. Herring.
“During the interview yesterday in preparation for the trial, Mr. Mulligan conveniently and quite surprisingly provided a different version of events from that which he had previously provided to investigators.”
It’s unclear what Mr. Mulligan told prosecutors.
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