Mellissa Carone is like a bad joke that keeps echoing.
The latest ricochet pings with news that the viral sensation from Grosse Pointe Woods spent a year on criminal probation that ended Sept. 13. That's less than two months before she provided election week technical support at TCF Center as a contractor for Dominion Voting Systems, which set the stage for colorful Lansing testimony with presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani this week to two legislative committees.
The Daily Mail, a British paper with New York-based reporters, found court records under Carone's maiden name -- Mellissa Wright:
Carone, 33, was sentenced to 12 months of probation for [a computer crime] in September 2019, stemming from an incident in November 2018.
The mother of two had struck a plea deal with Michigan prosecutors, who in turn dropped a first-degree obscenity charge against her. ...
Carone's criminal past is the latest public blunder for Giuliani as he attempts to prove alleged election fraud.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office on Friday said Carone pleaded guilty to only disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and that the computer crime charge was also dismissed.
Details of the incident were not immediately available. Carone was arraigned in June 2019 by Southgate District Judge James Kandrevas for "using computers to comit a crime," as a court record says. Her court-appointed attorney was David Loeckner of Wyandotte, who declined comment Friday.
Carone grew up in Allen Park and has a 2015 information technology certificate from ITT Technical Institute in Dearborn.
Amid widespread online ridicule, she deactivated her Twitter account Thursday.
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