3.8.09

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and the 'Cop-arazzi' Case


by James Hirsen



Two Ohio police chiefs have been charged with felonies over alleged illegalities involving the surrogate mom for actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.


Money is the alleged motivation as paparazzi would typically pay big bucks for items from a surrogate to the stars.


Barry Carpenter, Police Chief of Martins Ferry, was indicted for numerous felonies including two counts of burglary, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of theft in office. If convicted on all counts, he could get 21.5 years in prison.


Chad Dojack, Police Chief of Bridgeport was hit with two counts of complicity to burglary and one count of complicity to receiving stolen property. He could get as much as 14.5 years behind bars, if found guilty on all charges.


Both have pleaded not guilty and have been freed on their own recognizance.


Carpenter allegedly entered the home of Michelle Ross and took items that identified her as the surrogate mother. Carpenter and Dojack then purportedly tried to sell the items to paparazzi.


Despite the alleged bad behavior of the officers, the surrogate mom was not home at the time of the alleged burglary and eventually gave birth to twins who are now living with their famous parents.


Special prosecutor T. Shawn Hervey referred to the case as a "Hollywood Soap Opera."

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