Prosecutor Charged With Providing False Information

Prosecutor Charged With Providing False Information

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Salt Lake prosecutor has been reassigned pending the outcome of charges in Wyoming that he falsely claimed on applications for fishing and hunting licenses that he was a resident of that state.

Vincent Meister has been lead prosecutor with the Salt Lake district attorney's gang-crimes unit.

Meister has been charged with 22 misdemeanor counts of providing false information for buying resident fishing and hunting licenses in Wyoming between 1992 and 2001, according to court documents.

Meister was charged February third and pleaded innocent April 16th. A telephone scheduling conference is set for June seventh.

Meister owns a home and his family lives in Salt Lake County and he has worked in the district attorney's office since 1991. He said he also owns property in Wyoming where he grew up, has bank accounts and rents property there, goes there frequently and his parents and sister live there.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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