For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: November 10, 2005
Scott Shaw Sentenced for Misuse of Public Money and Perjury
(Boise) – Former Preston Police Chief C. Scott Shaw was sentenced today for misuse of public money and perjury, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.
Sixth District Judge N. Randy Smith ordered Shaw to serve at least one year and up to five years in prison.
On December 6, 2004, the Attorney General’s Office filed a criminal complaint charging Shaw with seven felonies. Shaw pleaded guilty on September 6, 2005 and admitted to committing two felonies.
Shaw pleaded guilty to misusing public money for personal purposes and then lying about it under oath in a lawsuit over his termination as the Preston Chief of Police.
Wasden released the records of the investigation. Citizens may obtain a copy of the records released today by making a written request addressed to:
Public Records Request
Office of the Attorney General
700 W. State St.
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0010
The Attorney General’s Criminal Investigation and Special Prosecutions Units investigated and prosecuted the case at the request of former Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Jay McKenzie.
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