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Former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters held in contempt of court, fined $1,500

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By Charles Ashby, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GRAND JUNCTION — Former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters was held in contempt of court Friday for lying to a district court judge about recording proceedings in his courtroom last year.

But instead of getting up to 6 months in jail — or any jail time — Eagle County District Judge Paul Dunkelman handed the Republican a $1,500 fine.

Dunkelman had been assigned the case after local judges recused themselves because the case involved fellow District Judge Matthew Barrett.

Testimony showed that Peters was seen video recording a Feb. 7, 2022, hearing for her former chief deputy, Belinda Knisley, when Knisley was facing felony burglary and misdemeanor cybercrimes charges in relation to her job at the…

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

2023-05-06 14:17:20

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