Daily Camera - Erica Meltzer - 04/28/2010
A Boulder woman who did not show up to the last day of her trial after being accused of trying to bribe a juror was arrested by immigration officers in New York as she was trying to leave the country and enter Canada, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.
Darine Chely was on trial last week for allegedly firing a bullet from her home into her next-door neighbor's house in 2009. She faced charges of reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Last Wednesday, according to an arrest affadavit, a juror found a note offering him $5,000 to acquit Chely. The paper the note was written on matched paper found crumpled by Chely's chair. The juror turned the note in to the judge and was dismissed from the case.
Chely, who was free on $10,000 bond, did not show up for closing arguments in her trial on Thursday. Since then, there has been a warrant out for her arrest on charges of bribing a juror, a class four felony, and jury tampering, a class five felony, as well as failure to appear.
The jury found Chely, 51, guilty on Friday, but she remained at large.
Chely has a lengthy criminal history, involving numerous money, theft and forgery charges in Boulder, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams and Eagle counties, according to court record.
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Boulder woman accused of bribing juror arrested as she tries to enter Canada