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Informant admits to perjury

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The sheriff's informant who falsely accused a Scotia shop owner of selling him drugs admitted to perjury this morning, accepting a prison term of up to 12 years. James Slater, 22, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree perjury, felonies. He admitted to lying to a Schenectady County grand jury that Scotia shop owner Donald Andrews twice sold him drugs. Store surveillance cameras cleared Andrews of any wrongdoing. The cameras showed Slater secretly pulled the ...

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