Waldfogel enters no contest plea to falsely reporting a felony

Meagan Waldfogel
Meagan Waldfogel

REED CITY  — The Evart woman accused of making a false criminal sexual conduct report has accepted a plea from the Osceola County Prosecutor's Office.

Meagan Lia Waldfogel pleaded no contest Friday to making a false police report of a felony. In exchange for her plea, the prosecutor's office dismissed an additional count of making a false police report of a felony.

Waldfogel was arrested on Jan. 16, for allegedly making a false criminal sexual conduct accusation to police.

The maximum penalty for falsely reporting a felony is four years in prison and a $2,000 fine. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.

As part of the plea agreement, the recommended sentence for Waldfogel is a one-year delay of sentence. A delay of sentence works like a probationary period with guidelines and stipulations set by the court. If Waldfogel successfully follows the rules of her delay and stays out of trouble, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Sentencing is set for Friday, Nov. 7 in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court.