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Minidoka sheriff steps down, agrees never to hold office again

Here'sa news item from the AP and the Twin Falls Times-News: RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — The sheriff of a southern Idaho county has agreed to step down amid allegations of criminal wrongdoing. Minidoka County Sheriff Kevin Halverson turned in his resignation Monday after being arraigned in a 5th District Court on a felony for misuse of public money. Halverson is accused in an investigation by the Idaho Attorney General of using a county fuel card to charge more than $241 in gasoline for personal use. The Times-News reports that (http://bit.ly/10viPfM ) Halverson will plead guilty to the charge based on a plea deal reached with prosecutors. In return, other charges uncovered during the state's investigation will not be filed with the court. The agreement also includes a stipulation that Halverson never again hold public office and will resign. His resignation is effective Monday at 5 p.m.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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