Prosecution rests in ex-police officer's trial



Maurice Carroll
(Las Vegas Review-Journal photo)

The prosecution rested its perjury case today against Maurice Carroll, the owner of an unlicensed process serving company.

Carroll, who owns On Scene Mediations, is standing trial on 17 counts of perjury, 17 counts of offering false instruments for filing or record and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses.

The 42-year-old former Las Vegas police officer is alleged to have submitted false affidavits of service on May 13 and June 13 in civil cases involving one of his clients, debt collector Richland Holdings.

Prosecutors allege Carroll failed to serve documents in 17 Richland Holdings cases but certified in affidavits that he had. The defendants in those cases were hit with default judgments after failing to show up for hearings they knew nothing about.