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Not Guilty Plea Offered In E-Mail Suicide Case

Law360 (December 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Wisconsin man pled not guilty Friday to charges that he pushed his ex-boss to suicide by sending out e-mails that accused him of having an affair.

Christopher Baron, a former employee of Jefferson, Wisc.’s Emergency Medical Services, is facing charges of identity theft, defamation of character, computer violations and resisting arrest. He could face up to nine years, nine months in prison and a $60,000 fine if convicted of all charges, the Associated Press reported.

A jury trial is set for early February.

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