- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney has made his first court appearance on a charge that he kidnapped a California woman in a case that police initially dismissed as a hoax.

Matthew Muller appeared in federal court in Sacramento on Monday and is due back in two weeks, at which time he may enter a plea. His attorney has said he plans to plead not guilty.

Muller is accused of kidnapping Denise Huskins in March from her Vallejo home. After Huskins reappeared two days later, Vallejo police said at a news conference the kidnapping was a hoax. They have since apologized.

Huskins has filed a claim against the city seeking unspecified monetary damages.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide