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Inmate says he made up story for kidnapping convict


An inmate at Dubuque County Jail says he lied in a hearing to help a man convicted of kidnapping. 

The inmate testified in a hearing related to the kidnapping sentencing for Scott Robinson.  During that hearing the inmate claimed the victim in Robinson's kidnapping trial had told him she lied about what happened.

The inmate later admitted his testimony was made up, and he and Robinson rehearsed the story.  The inmate also says he was offered a couple thousand dollars by Robinson for his false testimony but never received payment.

Robinson is now charged with suborning perjury, punishable by confinement of up to five years and a fine between $750 and $7,500.

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