Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
SALT LAKE CITY — A former Carbon County emergency services director has admitted in federal court to using a county credit card to buy thousands of dollars worth of items for his houseboat.
Jason Thomas Llewelyn, 46, who also was a deputy sheriff, pleaded guilty last week to one count of misprision of a felony, meaning he knew he was committing a felony and took steps to hide it.
Police discovered in July 2015 that Llewelyn had used his county credit card to buy hundreds of parts for houseboat repairs. Officers found the items on the boat after an investigation.
The misused funds came from U.S. Department of Homeland Security grants to the county, according to court documents.
Llewelyn, of Helper, agreed to repay Carbon County $64,723 as part of his plea agreement. He is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on Sept. 18. He faces up to three years in prison.