What’s up in Preston, Idaho – the town where the popular Napoleon Dynamite movie was filmed? Just today, former Preston Police Chief C. Scott Shaw was sentenced to one to five years in prison for misuse of public money and perjury. And yesterday, the Idaho Attorney General filed a criminal complaint again former Preston Mayor Jay Brent Heusser, charging him with a felony crime of presenting a false claim. The mayor allegedly tried to bill the city for $1,300 for a trip to Washington, D.C. when the county Drug Endowment Fund had already paid for the trip. The police chief pleaded guilty in September to two felonies, using public money for personal purposes and then lying about it under oath in a lawsuit over his firing as chief.
The local Chamber of Commerce likes to proclaim, “There’s something for everyone in Preston, Idaho!!”