14 January 2009

Ex-El Paso County Colorado DA A Thief

El Paso County, Colorado (home to Colorado Springs), replaced Republican District Attorney John Newsome in the last election, mostly because of his serious drinking problem. It turns out that he was also stealing from the public purpose by applying for reimbursements for private travel.

He has pleaded "no contest" to a petty offense (punished by a $100 fine and presumably also restitution of any reimbursements received), to clear the charges after an investigation by a special prosecutor.

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