Ludington woman faces prison for perjury

October 20, 2015
Elizabeth Whitaker with her attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

Elizabeth Whitaker with her attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 29-year-old Ludington woman faces two to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to perjury in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Oct. 20.

In exchange for Elizabeth Marie Whitaker’s guilty plea, one count of second-offense habitual offender was dismissed.

Whitaker testified Tuesday that she lied under oath during a February court proceeding regarding the Jason Patterson meth case.

She was asked specifically if she had contact with Patterson, and she said no. Whitaker said she lied under oath, because she was in contact with him.

Her habitual offender status would have elevated her maximum sentence to 22 1/2 years. Whitaker was on probation at the time of the offense

Sentencing is set for Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

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