immediate release --August 9, 1999.
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Files Criminal Charges Naming Michael Strope:
Statement of the Attorney General's Office
The Attorney General's
Office filed several criminal charges today naming Michael Strope, former
Linn County facilities manager.
The charges were contained
in a trial information filed today in Linn County District Court in Cedar
Rapids. The charges were: three counts of theft in the first degree, and
three counts of felonious misconduct in office by falsifying a public
Theft in the first
degree is a Class C felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison and
a fine of $500 to $10,000. Felonious misconduct in office is a Class D
felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $500 to
A warrant for Strope's
arrest was issued by a Linn County District Court judge today, and Strope
was arrested this afternoon. Bond was set at approximately $67,000.
Arraignment was scheduled
for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 19.
The matter is being
handled by the Attorney General's Office upon request of the Linn County
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