BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a state marshal lied on the witness stand while testifying in a civil case this week in Bridgeport Superior Court.

The Connecticut Post reports that Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday ordered that a transcript of the marshal’s testimony be sent to Bridgeport State’s Attorney John Smriga.

The newspaper reports that the marshal, 65-year-old Charles Valentino, testified Wednesday that he personally served a copy of a lawsuit to the state attorney general’s office. But officials in the office say Valentino actually mailed the lawsuit in violation of state law.

Valentino and Smriga declined to comment.

Valentino’s testimony came in a lawsuit against the Bridgeport school board and the state education commissioner questioning the qualifications of Bridgeport’s school superintendent.
Information from: Connecticut Post,

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