Rep. Miranda, family, invoke Fifth Amendment during election-challenge suit (access required)

Rep. Catherine Miranda, D-Phoenix (Cronkite News Service photo)

Rep. Catherine Miranda, her husband and step-daughter invoked their Fifth Amendment rights on the witness stand today in a court hearing to determine whether the Phoenix Democrat should be removed from office for submitting allegedly forged signatures on election forms. Miranda’s attorney, Tom Ryan, said he can’t allow his client or her family to testify while she is under criminal investigation.

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