Former Senator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

steve kingA former state senator accused of falsifying time sheets for work at a sheriff’s department and a university has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The district attorney’s office added in a statement that Steve King also pleaded guilty Friday to official misconduct. He was a senator, former sheriff and the Republican nominee for Mesa County Sheriff when he committed the crimes at jobs he held when the legislature was not in session. He dropped out of the sheriff’s race amid mounting legal trouble, and completed his senate term last year. King was sentenced to two years’ probation following his plea and ordered to pay restitution of $2,431.25 each to the sheriff’s department and Colorado Mesa University.  Pictured:  Steve King

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