FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2017
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG MARSHALL ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF CONTRACTOR
ON CHARGES FOR FORGERIES FILED WITH ALABAMA
LICENSURE BOARD FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the
indictment of a contractor for forgery of paperwork related to the renewal of his
license with the Alabama Licensure Board for General Contractors. Morris Mitchell,
51, of Grayson, Georgia, surrendered at the Montgomery County Jail on December 1
and was released on bond.
Attorney General Marshall’s Office presented evidence to a Montgomery
County grand jury, resulting in Mitchell’s indictment* on November 17.
Specifically, the indictment charges Mitchell with three counts of second-degree
criminal possession of a forged instrument that was filed in a public office with the
knowledge that each of the instruments was forged.
Mitchell operated Dreamway Construction LLC in Hardaway, Alabama, in
Macon County. He is accused of forging three certificates of liability insurance, for
the years 2015, 2016 and 2017, which were required by the Alabama Licensure Board
for General Contractors in order for his contractor license to be renewed.
No further information about the investigation or about Mitchell’s alleged
crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
If convicted, Mitchell faces a maximum penalty of one year and one day to 10
years imprisonment and fines of up to $15,000 fine for each of the three counts,
which are class C felonies.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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