Sen. King faces charges

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Sen. Steve King: An investigation by a Front Range district attorney began with time cards submitted by King as a part-time employee of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

Legislator accused of defrauding sheriff, CMU

State Sen. Steve King defrauded the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Mesa University of thousands of dollars over a five-month period last year, Arapahoe County prosecutors alleged Wednesday in a criminal complaint.
This, as Mesa County’s former Republican nominee for sheriff remains under investigation.
A complaint filed in Mesa County by 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler charged King with embezzlement of public property as a Class 5 felony; forgery as a Class 5 felony; second-degree forgery as a Class 1 misdemeanor; theft as a Class 6 felony and first-degree official misconduct as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

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Grand Junction police say an investigation continues and a Clifton boy is in custody after he managed to hide two high-powered rifles in his pants and walk out of Cabela’s at Mesa Mall, prompting a large response Tuesday night by Grand Valley law enforcement agencies.

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