Expert witness James Earl Edmiston was sentenced Friday to one year and nine months in federal prison after pleading guilty to two perjury counts. Edmiston used a phony résumé to portray himself as a computer forensics expert witness. He listed degrees from Cal Tech and UCLA which were not offered by the universities. The Fresno Bee also writes:
He had been qualified as an expert witness in computers and had submitted documents and offered testimony in court, including Tulare County Superior Court and the Fresno County Superior Court branch in Clovis….Authorities, however, say that based on information they now have, no convictions have been jeopardized by Edmiston’s actions. Mostly, attorneys say, new computer forensics experts had to be hired, leading to delays.