Ex-Linn County attorney admits stealing from county

State News

April 25, 2019 - 10:39 AM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Linn County Attorney has admitted that he stole equipment worth an estimated $75,000 from the county.

The Kansas City Star reports 68-year-old John Sutherland, of Mound City, pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and lying to investigators.

Sutherland was Linn County Attorney for 20 years before becoming an assistant district attorney in Wyandotte County.

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