Ex-Skamania auditor sentenced to weekend jailMarch 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Former Skamania County Auditor John Michael Garvison was ordered Thursday to spend three consecutive weekends in jail for violating probation terms related to his conviction for shredding public documents.
A probation officer had recommended 51 days in jail for failing to complete community service work. Garvison's lawyer said he had a good reason _ a torn bicep muscle.
The Columbian reports ( http://is.gd/K6oR1N) Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson sentenced him to weekend jail so he could keep his job and pay off $62,000 in restitution.
Gavis resigned in 2009 while accused of unauthorized spending. In a plea bargain he admitted he ordered his staff to destroy expense records.
Investigators couldn't find enough evidence to support accusations of unauthorized spending during his four years as county auditor.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com
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