Plant City Lawyer Charged With Tampering

A Plant City lawyer was arrested this week on a charge he tampered with a witness in a extortion and stalking case. Authorities charged David Howard Stitzel III, 47, after investigating claims that he threatened to present evidence that would make the victim, Pamela S. Ciarlelli of Auburndale, look bad. According to a complaint affidavit filed in Polk County court, Stitzel asked two of Ciarlelli’s friends to deliver his threat. Stitzel said he had obtained emails and documents written by Ciarlelli that would cast a shadow upon her character, according to the affidavit. Tampering with a witness is a felony offense. Stitzel was one of the people authorities questioned in the case of Abraham Shakespeare, the slain Lakeland lottery winner. (Read Full Article Here)

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