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Former Carbon County emergency manager admits embezzling federal grant money

Former Carbon County emergency manager admits embezzling federal grant money

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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.

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