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May 17, 2013

Grand juror arrested

Accused of disclosing secret information about drug cases

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The DA said Jock’s arrest should be a sign to others “what happens to you if you violate the secrecy of the grand jury.”

He said his office had “never dealt with him in any capacity other than today.”

RARE CHARGE

This was only the second time a grand-jury-disclosure arrest was made in the 11 years that Champagne has been DA and just the third such case to go before longtime County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr.

The other case that Champagne was connected with involved a woman who used the pay telephone in the County Courthouse lobby to call her boyfriend and tell him that some of his friends were targets of a grand-jury investigation.

That woman served six months in County Jail and five years of probation.

Email Denise A. Raymo:draymo@pressrepublican.com

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