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Attorney Fights 'Draconian' Punishment For Brookfield Mom

A Brookfield woman is fighting her conviction for forging documents to enroll a Bridgeport teen in Brookfield High School, newtimes.com reports.
A Brookfield woman is fighting her conviction for forging documents to enroll a Bridgeport teen in Brookfield High School, newtimes.com reports. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- The attorney for a Brookfield woman sentenced to jail for sending a Bridgeport teen school in Brookfield is vowing to overturn the fraud conviction, calling the sentence "draconian," according to the newstimes.com.

Josephine Miller, the new lawyer for Madeline Griffin, who was sentenced this spring to 10 years for illegally enrolling her daughter's friend at Brookfield High School, said it is no longer a crime

A new law decriminalizing so-called "boundary hopping" went into effect before Griffin was arrested in March 2014, newstimes.com reports.

Authorities say the Brookfield woman forged custody documents to get the Bridgeport girl enrolled at school. They say it cost the school district about $47,000 in tuition and fees, says newstimes.com.

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