New York v. Burgoyne

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Criminal Charge

Date: 

01/01/2009

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

New York

Disposition: 

Convicted
Subpoena Enforced

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Cindy Burgoyne pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after posting confidential information about grand jury proceedings on discussion forum on the Times Herald-Record's website, using the pseudonym "Nancy Drew." Burgoyne had served on the grand jury investigating the death of a suspect... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Cindy Burgoyne

Type of Party: 

Government

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • New York

Location of Party: 

  • New York
Description

Cindy Burgoyne pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after posting confidential information about grand jury proceedings on discussion forum on the Times Herald-Record's website, using the pseudonym "Nancy Drew." Burgoyne had served on the grand jury investigating the death of a suspect in police custody. Her July 2008 posting on the newspaper's website came months after her service ended, according to the Times Herald-Record.

The Orange County District Attorney's office subpoenaed the Times Herald-Record to obtain information about Burgoyne's identity. After pleading guilty, she paid a small fine.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Forum

Subject Area: 

  • Anonymity
  • Subpoenas
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • New York

Source of Law: 

  • New York

Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the State of New York, Orange County

Court Type: 

State
CMLP Information (Private)

Priority: 

1-High