Carbon County, UT Dec. 4, 2014 — Assistant Attorney General Matthew E. Lloyd and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes filed charges today against Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova in the Seventh District Court in and for Carbon County, State of Utah. Based on an investigation led by Special Agent R. Ed Spann of the Attorney General’s Office, charges include a third degree felony for allegedly misusing public money, a third degree felony for alleged theft, and a class C misdemeanor for an alleged license plate and registration card violation.
“The AG’s office is extremely supportive of law enforcement and works closely and effectively with Sheriffs’ offices throughout the state. At the same time, allegations of breaching the public trust are a serious matter and our office has worked diligently and professionally to investigate and file charges on Sheriff Cordova’s alleged wrongdoings,” said Attorney General Sean Reyes.
General Reyes also cautions, “The Sheriff is presumed innocent and people should allow the legal process to take its course without prejudging him or his alleged actions.”
Sheriff Cordova has been offered proceeding by summons with his first court date will be January 12 not yet available.
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