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(S.D.)-Former Legion Club Manager Sentenced In Theft Case

By: Associated Press Posted at: 04/10/2012 11:13 AM

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A former manager accused of stealing
from an American Legion post in Rapid City has been sentenced to a
short jail term, probation and restitution.
     Richard Kiewel of Rapid City earlier pleaded no contest to a
conspiracy charge and prosecutors dropped a grand theft charge. On
Monday he was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years on
probation. He also must pay $4,600 in restitution together with his
aunt, Shirley Woods of Rapid City. She pleaded guilty earlier to a
misdemeanor.
     Dozens of Legion members attended the sentencing. Some believe
Kiewel embezzled $100,000 from the organization and they are not
happy with the plea agreement. They say they were not consulted.
     PenningtonCountyState's Attorney Glenn Brenner says
prosecutors did consult a representative of the Legion post.
 
    
     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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