By Graeme Zielinski - Express-News
Being investigated are badly approximated signatures of at least two district judges that were placed on forms that waive the state's 72-hour waiting period to get married.
A copy of one document shows Saldaña's name misspelled as “Saldaina.”
The clues? An “aura” of love about them, the legal documents they bore in their hands — and probably the fact they looked headed to a rival wedding chapel.
Jensen approached the two and offered to marry them for $60 or more around the corner on the River Walk.
On that Friday, just minutes before the courthouse's closing, there was no time to get the proper documentation.
Jensen said he dug some more and uncovered what he thought to be dozens more forgeries on waivers and took them to the county clerk's office, which handles marriage licensing, and eventually the matter was referred to investigators.
No one has been charged in the case.
Former District Judge Brown said he wasn't sure how the forged waivers affect the validity of the marriages.
He did say, however, that the technicality of a forged waiver could be pressed in an annulment proceeding.
“Some of them might think it's a good idea,” he said.