Lawyer Uses Phony Bomb Threat To Delay Trial

An Upstate litigator will be facing a judge after calling in a phony bomb threat in an attempt to delay a trial.

Jacqueline Jones allegedly called in the phony bomb to delay her own trial, that claimed she failed to turn over evidence in a civil action.

The threat caused alarms to go off in the Federal Building and halted all legal procedures for a short time.

Ms. Jones lawyer, Edward Menkin says his client has gone through terrible stress and is "deeply remorseful and embarrassed."

Ms. Jones is scheduled to have a hearing in August.  If she is found guilty she faces a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

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