St. Louis municipal court investigation widens -

St. Louis municipal court investigation widens

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis municipal court leaders are looking at 105 disposed cases that they say were altered by a former clerk, now that the clerk faces misdemeanor charges accusing her of changing paperwork to help two friends avoid traffic tickets and no-show arrest warrants.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the discovery does not necessarily mean that 33-year-old Shantia Holman is suspected of additional crimes. The closer look involves 105 files in which changes were made related to the disposition, which could mean anything from changing a faulty address to improperly erasing a case.

Holman has denied any wrongdoing and says she will contest the charges in court and sue the city for defamation after she wins.

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