Senate Staffer Pleads Down Forgery Case

ALBANY—Indira Noel, a top Senate Democratic staffer, pleaded guilty this morning to disorderly conduct.
Above is the complaint filed against her, which accuses her of two misdemeanor forgery charges related to a 2007 incident in which she falsely signed documents to obtain college transcripts of Jean Pierre, a staffer who Noel hoped to have fired.
Heather Orth, a spokeswoman for Albany County District Attorney David Soares, said Noel pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a violation, and paid a $250 fine.
Noel was suspended without pay for two weeks when the allegations first surfaced, and still works for the State Senate under Senate President Malcolm Smith.

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