Fraud charge dismissed against clerk

first_imgRawle Peters, a clerk of De Sinco Trading Limited, who in June had been facing 15 counts of fraud before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, had one of those matters dismissed against him on Friday when the Chief Financial Officer of the company refused to give evidence against him in a matter involving the alleged embezzlement of $59,522.On his first arraignment in court back in June 2018, the 22-year-old Peters, of Hardina Street Georgetown, had denied the charges after they were read to him. The court had heard that, between February 14 and March 28, 2018, Peters had embezzled a total of $1,046,712 while being employed at the company’s Sheriff Street, Georgetown location.He was placed on $330,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly following his first court appearance.last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Falls to South Dakota, 2-1, in Thriller

first_imgThe Bulldogs controlled a staggering 62 percent of the possession and generated 11 more shots than the Coyotes, but were unable to convert until Helverson’s goal in the 86th minute. “Going on the road to another Summit League opponent coming off this loss will be a test for us,” Horner said. “I’m excited to see how our team responds and which of our players step up.”Print Friendly Version Story Links Next Game: “Libby’s goal was fantastic off a great ball from Bormann,” Horner said. “We need to be that clinical in the box every time and force goalkeepers to steal the game from us.” Preview WIU All-Access Olivia Bruce connected with Hannah Bormann in a dangerous area, and Bormann crossed a beauty of a ball into the box. Helverson volleyed a shot that ricocheted off a South Dakota defender and past the goalkeeper’s fingertips for her first score of the year. Bruce and Bormann were credited with assists on the go-ahead goal. “This is a disappointing result after we carried the game for so long,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “We were unable to convert on our many chances. To have 20 shots but only five on goal kept South Dakota in the game and put way too much pressure on our back four.” Full Schedule Roster at Western Illinois 9/20/2019 – 4 PM The Bulldogs uncorked a season-high 20 shot attempts and a season-best 12 corner kicks. Defensively, Drake limited South Dakota to a season-low nine shots. Both sides recorded five shots on goal. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team lost a dramatic match to South Dakota, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Cownie Soccer Complex. Sophomore midfielder Libby Helverson gave Drake a 1-0 lead in the 86th minute with a deflected goal, but the Coyotes quickly responded with the equalizer in the 87th minute and the game-winner in the 88th minute. Box Score (PDF) South Dakota answered swiftly with an impressive strike from Jordan Centineo that snuck just under crossbar in the 87th minute. Alexis Mitchell then converted on a penalty kick in the 88th minute to seal the win for the Coyotes. The Bulldogs return to action with a Friday tilt at Western Illinois. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Live Stats Watch Livelast_img read more

Agency says its immune from Yacolt suit

first_imgThe Washington State Auditor’s Office says it is immune from a defamation lawsuit Yacolt filed in the spring that alleges the agency unfairly maligned the town and its employees with the release of a 2011 audit.In a motion to dismiss filed July 12 in Clark County Superior Court, the auditor’s office called the town’s suit a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP. According to the motion, Yacolt’s suit represents an “attack” on the agency’s civic process regarding “an issue of public concern.”Lawsuits intended to restrict free speech are illegal in Washington under an enhanced anti-SLAPP statute passed in 2010.The auditor’s office is seeking to recoup attorney fees from Yacolt — a town of fewer than 2,000 residents located 14 miles northeast of Battle Ground — in addition to $10,000.The town’s suit, filed in May, says the state agency failed to verify the accuracy of an audit, conducted between 2008 and 2009, that concluded the town had violated Washington’s competitive bidding law and skirted ethics rules when it purchased excavation equipment from an employee who later became the public works director.While the audit says Yacolt officials approved the purchase of more than $13,000 worth of equipment on a no-bid basis, the town’s suit says officials sought an independent appraisal of it and purchased it for $2,000 less than market value.last_img read more