Former Wake prosecutor says father’s kidnapping played a role in her professional misconduct
The former Wake County prosecutor whose father was kidnapped in a bizarre scheme hatched by an imprisoned gang leader, was in court Wednesday facing possible sanctions against her law license.
Colleen Janssen was an assistant Wake County district attorney for 11 years before her resignation last summer. Attorneys representing her and the N.C. State Bar went before Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens on Wednesday to lay out what led to the accusations that she withheld evidence from defense attorneys in a drug-related shooting case unrelated to the kidnapping.
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