Suspended Trooper on Trial Takes the Stand

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WILKES-BARRE – A suspended state trooper accused of hacking into her boyfriend’s cell phone account and later lying to investigators about a fight, took the stand in her own defense today.

Inside the Luzerne County Courthouse, Carrie Gula told jurors that she had permission to access her boyfriend’s cell phone account, and that they set up his password using her initials and state police badge number.

Gula also testified that during a fight with her boyfriend at his home in Exeter, he grabbed the trooper and spit on her uniform.

According to officials, Gula is on unpaid leave from the Fern Ridge barracks.

This case could go to the jury for deliberation on Thursday.


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