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Friday, May 22, 2009

Plea deal with mayor

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2009 at 3:16 PM

The mayor of Shannon Hills, Larance Davis, has agreed to plead to a state felony charge of failing to file state income taxes and resign from office, the Saline prosecutor has announced.

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Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady announced this morning that a plea agreement has been reached in the Prosecutor’s case against current Shannon Hills Mayor Larance Davis.  Davis is scheduled to plead guilty to a Class D Felony “Failure to File State Income Taxes” and one misdeanor count of “Attempted Failure to File State Income Taxes” at 11:00 a.m. before Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister.  Conditions of the Mayor’s plea agreement include: his immediate resignation from office, serving six years probation, paying a $1,000.00 fine and remedying his income tax situation to the satisfaction of the Department of Finance and Adminsitration.
            “These charges result from a longrunning investigation into irregularities in the City of Shannon Hills finances” said Casady.  The FBI, Legislative Audit, the State Police and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office all had a part in the investigaion.
            The record keeping at the City of Shannon Hills was so poor that it was difficult for investigators to prove if there was any wrongdoing with City funds that would be attributable to any City Employee or Official.  However, during the course of the investigation these crimes committed by the Mayor came to light.  Casady said.
            Casady explained the progression of the case.  “This case proceeded quickly and the Mayor and his Counsel have been cooperative.  Though the crimes that we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt were not crimes involving the Mayor’s City duties, it is imperative that the Mayor be removed from office as quickly as possible.  This plea agreement accomplishes that by gaining the Mayor’s immediate resignation.  Also it punishes the Mayor for the crimes he commited and provides a mechanism for the State to get any restitution it is owed.”  


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