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Phil. Prosecutor Charged in 'Revenge' Crime Case

A Philadelphia prosecutor resigned last week, after being charged in a "revenge" crime case with making false reports and obstruction of justice, Philadelphia's WCAU reports.

Assistant District Attorney Lynn Nichols is being accused of using her influence to pressure a police officer to remove a stolen vehicle report to protect her then-boyfriend. After the break-up, however, as her form of revenge, she then allegedly called 9-1-1 to falsely report a vehicle as stolen.

Here's an overview of what Nichols' charges mean -- in general and for her professional career as a prosecutor: