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Martinson Given More Time To Plea

Sandra Kay Martinson, the former chief deputy clerk for Kootenai County facing trial for allegedly embezzling $130,000 over 10 years, allegedly spent a considerable amount of the money of a drag racing car and travel expenses related to drag racing. This, according to a David Cole story in the Coeur d'Alene Press this morning. Martinson has waived her right to a preliminary hearing and been found over to District Court. Martinson was scheduled to enter a plea today, according to the Press. But Judge Fred Gibler allowed her more time. Martinson reportedly told police that credit card debt and medical bills were the source of her financial troubles, according to the Press.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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