Former Zeigler City Treasurer Ryan Thorpe pleads not guilty

BENTON, IL – (Brittany Jacob, KFVS-TV.  Please click on the link for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below.)

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The former Treasurer for the city of Zeigler, Illinois has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and embezzlement, in U.S. District Court this morning.

A grand jury indicted Ryan Thorpe, 44, of Zeigler on three counts of wire fraud and two counts of embezzlement from a local government.

His pre-trial is scheduled for December 12 and his trial is scheduled for Dec. 26.
Thorpe is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from the city.

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