WOONSOCKET â€“ A former municipal court clerk under indictment for more than two years on charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors, according to her defense lawyer.
Rachel Arruda, 65, is expected to withdraw her longstanding plea of not guilty during a hearing in Superior Court on Aug. 13, North Smithfield lawyer Mark Smith said.
â€śIn all likelihood, sheâ€™s going to enter a plea at that time,â€ť he said.
Smith said Arruda has reached a settlement on the terms of a plea agreement with state prosecutors, but he wouldnâ€™t elaborate on the details.
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