NBC Philadelphia: Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Matthews Arrested For Perjury

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After an 18-month grand jury investigation, Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Matthews has been arrested on charges of perjury, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.

Matthews was arraigned Tuesday on perjury and false-swearing charges and released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

The arrest is a result of an investigation into campaign contributions and expenses reported by Matthews.

The alleged “lie” is that Matthews denied having any business dealings with “Certified Abstract,” a title company that was to do business with the county. Ferman says that Matthews lied about having a financial stake in the company.

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “NBC Philadelphia: Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Matthews Arrested For Perjury”

  1. Kathleen says:

    What is happening to Jim Matthews right now does prove “What goes around comes around.” As a law abiding citizen I offer my gratitude to Risa Ferman for refusing to jump in and join other politicians in their ever-growing cesspool.

  2. TheAntiProgressive says:

    Well another Progressive gone. No problem for me. Maybe he can take a vacation where he will re-read the US Constituion and understand he in a position of leadership isn’t to try and make personal decisions for other individuals no matter how right he thinks he is. Besides he is Chris Mathews brother. Liars can go to jail.

  3. Louis says:

    My understanding is that lying under oath, whatever the reason, is a criminal offense. What do the statutes say?

  4. bruce matthews says:

    If all they found out after 18 months is an allegation that Jim Matthews lied when he said he didn’t have a business relationship with a company that he used but didn’t own then this district attorney should be summarily fired, imprisoned for abuse of power, and made to repay her salary for the last 18 months. This case is the most petty polical vendetta that ever happened.

  5. David Diano says:

    Here’s the question… would it have been illegal to have a financial stake in the company?

    If that’s not illegal itself, then arresting him for perjury is ridiculous. Perjury about non-criminal activity should be no more than fine.

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