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No jail time for convicted forger

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A former attorney won't spend any time behind bars after being convicted of forgery earlier this year.  Rodney Sniadecki was found guilty of three counts of forgery back in September.

Prosecutors said Sniadecki asked his legal assistant to forge signatures of other attorneys so his practice could continue generating revenue while he was suspended. Sniadecki claimed his assistant did so without his knowledge.

On Wednesday, the judge sentenced Sniadecki to four years for each count, but then suspended the entire sentence.  He will serve two years of non-reporting probation.

The State had argued that Sniadecki serve some time in prison as part of his sentence.  The sentencing range for a Class C felony, like forgery, is 2 to 8 years, with an advisory sentence of 4 years.

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