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Ex-Columbus officer pleads guilty in case involving misappropriated federal surplus property
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:49 PM EST
A former Columbus police officer has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and selling surplus property the police department received through a U.S. Department of Defense surplus equipment program.
Defendant Steven Dean pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Columbus to one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds and one count of theft of public property.
The property included construction equipment and vehicles, restaurant equipment and diesel generators.
Judge Michael Watson did not set a sentencing date for the 49-year-old Dean.
A message was left with Dean's lawyer.