Ex-Marine Staged Disappearance; Offered Deal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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A former Marine who faces charges that he staged his disappearance during a hike in Boulder in 2006 has been offered a plea deal.

Twenty-three-year-old Lance Hering would not get jail time in return for an admission of guilt, restitution, a letter of apology to the community, 200 hours community service and two years probation.

Boulder Country District Attorney Stan Garnett says the offer is fair. It's identical to a deal given to Steve Powers, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false reporting in January 2007. Powers admitted that Hering's disappearance was a hoax.

Defense attorney Alex Garlin said it's not likely Hering would accept the deal.

Both sides are scheduled to meet again May 29 to discuss a deal.

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