Fake expert witness gets busted in Florida

A Tampa businessman was arrested Thursday and charged with lying under oath about his education and certifications when testifying as an expert witness in several cases.

Chester Kwitowski, the 57-year-old president and chief executive officer of IT firm Brightside Enterprises Inc., was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of giving false statements during prosecution of a felony and three counts of giving false statements in official proceedings, according to the sheriff’s office.

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News station WFLA quoted Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd saying that Kwitowski claimed to have testified in at least 50 state and federal cases in computer forensics including Tampa, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.

“We are early in this investigation, and still awaiting documentation from other government entities and private companies that Kwitowski has claimed to have certifications with — at this point in time, it’s difficult to tell what, if anything, he has told the truth about, and what he has completely made up,” Judd said in a statement.

Neither Kwitowski nor a lawyer for him could be reached for comment.

According to sheriff’s affidavit, Kwitowski appeared as a subject matter expert witness for the defense during five sexual battery on a minor and/or possession of child pornography jury trials or depositions in the 10th Judicial Circuit. Kwitowski also allegedly provided sworn testimony that he has formal education and certifications including a master’s degree from the University of South Florida in computer science and engineering; secret and top secret clearance from the federal government; as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and multiple computer forensics certifications from different software companies.”

The rest here: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2016/09/22/tampa-ceo-charged-with-lying-about-his-background.html

What a scumbag

The guy was called Chester who defends the molesters by the Sheriffs

Guess those cases are getting retried

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