‘People’s Grand Jury’ Ringleaders Facing Prison Time After Threats to Officials
The ringleaders of a ” People’s Grand Jury” that threatened dozens of elected officials and judges across the state — including Boulder County’s sheriff, district attorney and county commissioners — have received prison sentences in their cases.
A total of eight people — Brian Baylog, Janis Blease, Steven Byfield, David Coffelt, Bruce Doucette, Laurence Goodman, Stephen Nalty and Harlan Smith — were indicted last April on counts including violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, attempting to influence a public servant, extortion, retaliation against a judge, criminal impersonation, failure to pay taxes and offering a false instrument for recording.
A ninth defendant, Steven Curry, was charged in a later indictment and added to the case.
Doucette and Nalty — who First Assistant Attorney General Robert Shapiro said were the “interchangeable leaders of the criminal enterprise,” were each convicted at trial on all counts. Doucette was sentenced to 38 years in prison while Nalty was sentenced to 36 years in prison.