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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Moore sentenced: Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million for embezzling over $625,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District.
  • Sheriff cuts: Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood lashed out at the supervisors after the board targeted his department for more budget cuts.
  • Candidates weigh in: The three people competing for District 5 supervisor seat shared their thoughts on the county budget process.

Former general manager pleads “no contest” to embezzlement

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
6/20/2014

Former Indian Valley Community Services District General Manager Leanna May Moore pleaded “no contest” to felony embezzlement and forgery charges Friday afternoon in Plumas County Superior Court.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the case represented the largest embezzlement of public funds in the history of Plumas County.

Moore, 42, was accused of stealing $676,375 when she worked as the district’s GM from 2006 to 2012.

Her “no contest” plea came two days after Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman ruled there was sufficient evidence for Moore to be tried on the four felony charges and an enhancement.

She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 12 where she faces up to 10 years in prison.

A complete story will be featured in June 25 issues of Feather Publishing newspapers.

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