Jan 7, 2016 3:23 PM

UPDATE: Former Bartlett police chief pleads not guilty to felony charges

OSSIPEE— The former Bartlett police chief, Timothy Connifey, who was charged with witness tampering, perjury and other crimes plead not guilty, according to the Union Leader.

READ: Former Bartlett police chief charged with witness tampering, perjury, more

The attorney general's office says Timothy Connifey improperly controlled the prosecution of Kate Putnam, with whom he had both an intimate and a business relationship.

The official oppression and false swearing charges are misdemeanors, which carry a maximum possible penalty of 12 months in jail and a $2,000 fine. Perjury and witness tampering carry up to 3½ to 7 years in state prison and a $4,000 fine.

Connifey has been ordered to return to Ossipee District Court on Jan. 28 for a probable-cause hearing.

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