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Thu Oct 13, 2016 16:57
GRIDLEY, Calif. - A American Legion officer in Gridley has admitted his guilt in an embezzlement case, according to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.
45-year-old William Henry White III pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he used roughly $20,000 from the organization's checking and savings accounts to cover personal expenses from August 2014 to February 2016.
White was an officer of Gridley’s American Legion Post 210. According to Ramsey, White was one of three officers who had access to the American Foreign Legions’ accounts.
Ramsey said White was allowed to remain free of custody on his own recognizance pending sentencing and ordered to stay away from the American Legion Post 210.
In a news release, Ramsey stated that White’s, “cooperation with the Gridley-Biggs Police Department’s investigation, his willingness to pay restitution, and the amount of remorse he has shown for his actions will be important factors for the judge to consider during his upcoming sentencing.”
White’s sentencing is scheduled for November 10. He faces up to three years in county prison, Ramsey said.