Prosecutor Adds Fourth Charge in Gay Marriage Case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A prosecutor has added a fourth criminal charge against an Iowa court official accused of filing false documents to help a same-sex couple from Florida obtain a marriage license.

A trial information filed this month adds a count of tampering with records against Grundy County Deputy Clerk Brigitte Van Nice. The document also charges Van Nice with two counts of forgery and one count of perjury, the charges announced when she was arrested last month.

Van Nice is accused of filing documents claiming she had officiated the Florida couple's Valentine's Day wedding in Iowa. Investigators say the ceremony didn't take place and Van Nice faked the signatures of two people she claimed were witnesses.

Van Nice's attorney said Tuesday she'll file a written plea of not guilty in coming days.
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