Can slander be a violation of probation?

I am going through a pretty ugly divorce. My wife left me for a guy that has been to prison 3 times. The latest sentence was for failure to pay child support. He ws released about 8 months ago from prison and is under probation. I work at a financial trading company, recently he called my HR and gave a fake name. He accused me of giving under the table financial advice that lost him $30,000 and accused me of being on drugs, all completely false. My HR asked me about the name and number, I know the number is his cellphone number. Could this be a violation of his probation?

Asked on June 28, 2012 under Criminal Law, Missouri


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Slander ordinarily is a civil tort and not a criminal matter that could lead to the violation of probation with respect to a person who is on such.

Whether the slander that you have written about is in fact a violation of that person's terms and conditions of probation is best addressed to reading the terms imposed upon the person by the probation department and adopted by the county court in an order.

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