New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 17, 2018

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications

Stephanie A. O'Connell Charged in Connection with the Investigation to St. Paul's School

Concord, NH – Today, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that Stephanie A. O'Connell, age 28, of Chicago, Illinois, has been charged in connection with her appearance before the grand jury investigating St. Paul's School.

Specifically, Ms. O'Connell has been charged with one count of false swearing (RSA 641:2) and one count of conspiracy to commit false swearing (RSA 629:3; RSA 641:2).

Both charges are class A misdemeanor offenses. The charges allege that Ms. O'Connell made false statements concerning her contacts with Dr. David O. Pook to the Merrimack County Grand Jury tasked with investigating St. Paul's School.

Ms. O'Connell is scheduled to be arraigned on these charges on October 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Merrimack County Superior Court. A plea and sentencing hearing for Ms. O'Connell has also been scheduled for the same date and time.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Ms. O'Connell is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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