Ex-police union treasurer avoids jail in plea

by News on November 4, 2011

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By James Pinkerton/Houston Chronicle

The ex-treasurer of the Houston police union pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges involving misapplication of union funds, a deal in which he avoids jail time.

Jeffrey Dale Larson, 43, was charged in July 2008 with misapplication of fiduciary duty, a felony, after officials with the Houston Police Officer’s Union ordered an extensive audit of bank accounts. The charges involved misuse of money collected from the rental of union property, the fees from a union-owed parking lot, as well as the transfer of a car owned by the union.

Larson pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of a state jail misdemeanor, was placed on deferred adjudication for 18 months and fined $500, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.


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