Writer Nevada Barr sanctioned for lying under oath

AP News
Posted: May 02, 2011 2:00 PM
Writer Nevada Barr sanctioned for lying under oath

An attorney says best-selling writer Nevada Barr has paid $11,000 in sanctions for lying under oath about an extramarital affair and for destroying a computer believed to be used to write her then-husband a breakup letter.

A county judge in Mississippi imposed the sanctions last month. The judge found Barr lied during depositions by denying an affair that she later admitted to in testimony.

The judge also ordered Barr to transfer $280,737 to a retirement account for her ex-husband, Richard Broderick Jones, and to pay $2,500 in taxes on a home where they once lived. Jones had sought more retirement money, but the judge denied that request.

Kathleen A. Conway, an attorney for Jones, said Monday that Barr had paid the sanctions, taxes, and tendered documents for the retirement fund.