Calls grow for arrest of Gloria Allred over forgery of Roy Moore’s signature in yearbook
On Sunday, Jim Hoft said at the Gateway Pundit that calls are growing for the arrest of celebrity attorney Gloria Allred over an allegedly forged signature in the yearbook of Beverly Young Nelson, a woman who accused Judge Roy Moore of sexual misconduct some 40 years ago.
Among those calling for Allred’s arrest is Nelson’s stepson, Darrel, who, Hoft said, sent a text on Sunday which read: “Alabama needs to call for the arrest of Gloria Allred for election tampering and fraud. And more importantly for pi**ing us off.”
While Allred can’t be arrested simply for making people mad, a case possibly could be made for presenting a forged document.
According to Allred and Nelson, Moore allegedly wrote, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.”
A number of questions have been raised about the veracity of that signature, as we reported here.
For example, part of the alleged yearbook signature appears to have been written in black ink, while another part seems to have been written in blue ink:
Beverly Young Nelson said Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore wrote a message in her yearbook in December 1977 that said, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl, I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.'”
— CNN (@CNN) November 13, 2017
A person commits the crime of forgery in Alabama by making, completing, or altering a written instrument (or a written document, trademark, signature, or other symbol of value of identification) with the intent to defraud.
Making, completing, and altering. Forgery can be committed by creating, adding to, or altering a document. For example, signing another person’s signature to a contract can be forgery, as could deleting important paragraphs from a will, or creating a fake state identification card.
Intent to defraud. A person has an intent to defraud if he or she intends to deceive or trick. However, signing a love letter from a pop star to a friend as a joke is unlikely to result in criminal charges, because the intent is to amuse, not to deceive. But, signing the same pop star’s name to a poster with the intent to sell the poster on Ebay as an autograph is illegal, because the forger intends to trick whomever buys the poster into believing the autograph is real.
The site says it’s also a crime to possess forged documents:
It is not only a crime to create forged documents; it is also a crime to possess such documents. A person commits the offense of possession of forged instruments (documents) by having or uttering (asserting that a document is true) a forged document knowing that the document has been forged and with the intent to defraud.
For example, a person who has a counterfeit bill but does not know that the bill has been counterfeited has not committed a crime. However, a person who tries to cash a check knowing that someone other than the account owner signed the check could be convicted of possession of a forged instrument.
Like forgery, possession of official or financial forged documents is punished more severely. Usually, a person cannot be punished for both forgery and possession of the same forged instrument. (Ala. Code § § 13A-9-5, 13A-9-6, 13A-9-7, 13A-9-8.)
The site also notes the possible punishment one can receive if convicted under these laws:
Forgery of official or financial documents and possession of forged official or financial documents are Class B or C felonies, depending on the nature of the document. Class B felonies are punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $30,000. Class C felonies are punishable by one year and one day to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000 or up to twice the amount of money lost by the victim or gained by the defendant. Otherwise, forgery and possession of a forged instrument are Class A misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $6,000.
So far, Allred has refused to hand over the yearbook in question for analysis to officially determine if the signature is forged, instead demanding that Moore appear before a Senate committee. Moreover, Allred admitted she never asked Nelson if she actually witnessed Moore sign the book.
A post at MarketTicker.org said the yearbook stunt “needs to be good for disbarment and prosecution,” adding:
This must be criminally investigated right ****ing now as attempted federal election tampering. Jeff Sessions, you claim to be “for the rule of law”, let’s see a search warrant for that yearbook to perform forensic testing of the ink, and if the latter part of the “signature” is not 40 years old indictments must issue right now for everyone involved in this crap or you are a lying, sniveling sack of ****.
Judge Moore has already indicated that he intends to sue certain media outlets for defamation against him, his wife and his campaign.
A post at Right Journalism further said:
Well, there you have it. Forgery is a crime. Especially if you are a lawyer! This vicious woman has done this time after time and gotten away with it, so she continues to lie and defame any Republican man that she can. Let’s face it, this is all for political and financial gain, both illegal.
Hoft concluded: “It’s time to hold Gloria Alled accountable for pushing this fraudulent document for political gain.”