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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.