Woman Released From Prison After Drug Informant Says He Lied - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Woman Released From Prison After Drug Informant Says He Lied

CLEVELAND (AP) - A drug informant in Cleveland says he lied on the witness stand, prompting prosecutors to ask for a woman to be released from prison.

Jerrell Bray admitted he lied after he was arrested in the shooting of a man during a robbery in May.

In response, U-S Attorney Greg White asked a judge to release 24-year-old Geneva France of Mansfield. She was serving a ten-year sentence on a drug conviction.

U-S District Judge Patricia A- Gaughan ordered France free on bond while prosecutors investigate Bray's claims.

Prosecutors this month also dropped charges against two men who were in jail awaiting trial. White says Bray created enough doubt that prosecutors needed to act quickly.

The Justice Department is investigating cases in which Bray testified.

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