BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The commissioners of a central Pennsylvania County have asked their solicitor to hire a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that the district attorney forged a judge's order.

The Centre Daily Times ( ) reports the Centre County commissioners authorized that action against District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.

Miller calls the allegations "completely and patently false" and "absurd."

The commissioners are relying on an affidavit provided last month by Michelle Shutt, a former paralegal with the district attorney's office.

She says the DA asked her to "study" orders signed by a Centre County judge before she was told to "type a fake order" seeking to lower the bail of a defendant. Shutt and her attorneys say she then saw the DA sign the judge's name to it and told the paralegal to file it with the court.

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