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Former partner of state lawmaker files forgery allegations complaint

Posted July 28, 2008

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— A bitter break up for a state lawmaker has resulted in a complaint filed with the North Carolina Board of Elections.

Sen. Julia Boseman, D-Hanover, and her former domestic partner Melissa Jarrell have fought through a very public and bitter separation for nearly a year. Lawsuits have been filed over custody of their son and over a house they shared that foreclosed.  Allegations of drug use have also surfaced.

Then, Monday, Jarrell filed a formal complaint against Boseman with the Board of Elections. Jarrell claims that on several occasions her name was forged on Boseman's campaign finance reports.

During their relationship, Jarrell served as treasurer of the campaign. Yet, she cites at least eight reports where someone else signed her name. That is a serious allegation because it is a felony to knowingly file campaign reports with false information.

Boseman talked with WRAL News late Monday. She said Jarrell gave the campaign authorization to use her signature.

The Board of Election is investigating the allegations. Boseman claims Jerrell's complaint is part of an ongoing attempt by her ex-partner to ruin her reputation.


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  • oldschooltarheel Jul 29, 2008

    attempt to ruin her reputation???
    Nonpayment of property taxes (typical move - legislate & spend OPM* like no tomorrow) but fail to pay your fair share, use illegal substances & then minimize the illegal behavior ( eerily similar to "they just want to work"), don't pay your bills in spite of a 6 figure guvmint income (oh so typically Dem/lib), use someone's signature on legal documents (oh of course you hd "permission") & then claim someone is trying to damage your reputation. Priceless!
    FTR - sounds like the other hens from down east are flapping for this one's gizzard - wonder how much longer her "special interest" constituency can afford to have her around? Coque au vin anyone? or just a "filet o' chick" sandwich?
    (*OPM - other people's money)

  • Peace4UsAll Jul 29, 2008

    jesmyopinion -- your quote, "This is an example of why I do not think gay couples should have children" is quite laughable considering all the examples in the news why many straight people should NEVER have children. And that isn't my opinion but a fact!

  • GroupOfPricklyPears Jul 29, 2008

    H*ll hath no fury.....

  • 1Moms_View Jul 29, 2008

    I never voted for her. When I lived down there, she and her partner were already doing things that were questionable.

  • Just the facts mam Jul 29, 2008

    I feel sorry for the child. This is an example of why I do not think gay couples should have children - this child is going to have a lot of issues to deal with when grows up that should not have to go through...

  • Doctor Dataclerk Jul 29, 2008


  • jbyrd Jul 29, 2008

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    In this case double that.

  • whatelseisnew Jul 29, 2008

    How do you give some one authorization to use your signature in this type of context? More importantly, is the information accurate? Wonder if we might have to open up another prison bed?