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Attorney Arrested, Accused Of Trying To Intimidate Witness

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas lawyer is accused of trying to intimidate a witness in a criminal case.

 

Attorney Alexis Plunkett was arrested and jailed Tuesday on warrants accusing her of one count of bribing or intimidating a witness and one count of dissuading or preventing a person from testifying.

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According to a criminal complaint, Plunkett allegedly used a fictitious social media account to post a rat emoji and the witness' name with the intent "that the statement would threaten, intimidate, and/or place witness in danger of being harmed."

 

Plunkett's attorney, Michael Becker, did not immediately return a phone call Wednesday from The Associated Press.