Two Alabama state board employees indicted on forgery, ethics charges

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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced the indictments of two employees of the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors on charges of ethics violations and possession of forged instruments Thursday.

Nancy C. Saffo, 51, of Pike Road, and Christy Easterling, 47, of Prattville were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, by the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division, booked at the Montgomery County jail and later released on bond.

Attorney General Strange’s Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to a Montgomery County grand jury July 22, resulting in indictments — accusations, unless and until the defendants are proven guilty — against Saffo and Easterling.

The indictment against Saffo charges her with seven counts of using her position for personal gain and 24 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

The indictment against Easterling charges her with four counts of using her position for personal gain and 11 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

No further information about the investigation or about the defendants’ alleged crimes other than what was stated in the indictment may be released at this time.

Violation of the ethics law by using one’s public position for personal gain is punishable by two to 20 years for each count. Second-degree possession of a forged instrument is punishable by one year and one day to 10 years for each count.