Woman sentenced for lying to avoid jury duty, bragging about it on radio show

DENVER - A case that began when a woman bragged to a radio show about how she avoided jury duty ended Tuesday when she plead guilty and was sentenced to probation.

According to Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough, Susan Cole, 58, pleaded guilty to attempt to influence a public servant and second degree perjury.

Cole admitted lying under oath on June 28, 2011, during jury selection in a Denver District Courtroom. Her lies were an attempt to get excused from jury duty.

Kimbrough said the case came to light after Cole called a radio talk show to share how she had avoided serving on the jury.

Cole was sentenced to a two-year deferred judgment for the attempt to influence a public servant and two years of concurrent probation for the perjury count. She will also be required to perform 40 hours of community service.