[Clifford] Morgan, who served with the department for 11 years, came to court Friday with a $56,899 restitution check for the police union. Given the effort to pay the money back, defense attorney Steven Price said, he should be given a chance at probation.Via Injustice Everywhere.
Theft between $100,000 and $200,000 is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. In exchange for his no contest plea in August, prosecutors agreed to ask the judge for no more than 10 years in prison.
Because of the payment, prosecutors opted to remain silent during the brief punishment hearing, letting the police report speak for itself, said first Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg. But five years in prison is appropriate given his position of trust, he said.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Choosing the wrong victim: 5 years for corrupt SA police union treasurer
Here's a case that's flown under the radar: A San Antonio police union official was convicted of embezzling $104,000 from union coffers and received a five year sentence, though the judge retained the option of switching to shock probation within the next six months. Reported Craig Kapitan at the Express-News: