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Attorney arrested, accused of trying to intimidate witness

March 6, 2019
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In this March 5, 2019, photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alexis Plunkett. Authorities say Plunkett, a Las Vegas lawyer, was arrested and jailed Tuesday, March 5, 2019, on warrants accusing her of one count of bribing or intimidating a witness and one count of dissuading or preventing a person from testifying. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas lawyer is accused of trying to intimidate a witness in a criminal case.

Attorney Alexis Plunkett was arrested and jailed Tuesday on warrants accusing her of one count of bribing or intimidating a witness and one count of dissuading or preventing a person from testifying.

According to a criminal complaint, Plunkett allegedly used a fictitious social media account to post a rat emoji and the witness’ name with the intent “that the statement would threaten, intimidate, and/or place witness in danger of being harmed.”

Plunkett’s attorney, Michael Becker, did not immediate return a phone call Wednesday from The Associated Press.