BRIGHTON, MA (WHDH) — A Brighton man appeared in court on Friday, facing perjury charges.

According to court officials, David Scher forged a jury slip that was filed with a larceny conviction two years ago.

The former Suffolk University law student was arraigned on a perjury charge connected to his 2014 conviction for stealing a laptop from Suffolk.

The prosecutor said he went into his court file and switched out the jury slip declaring him guilty and putting in a forged slip that said he was not guilty.

Prosecutors said he has been lying about that original conviction ever since.

Scher pleaded not guilty to the perjury charge.

He had been given a 90-day suspended sentence for stealing the laptop.

If he’s convicted of perjury he could get a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars.

Scher was released on his own recognizance.

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