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Former District Attorney Task Force Agent Enters Plea Bargain

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A former Carter County drug task force strikes a plea deal.  Kevin McIntire, the man accused of embezzling money following a drug bust in Carter County, won't face jail time.  KTEN's Meredith Saldana reports.   

Kevin McIntire initially appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing on felony charges of embezzlement.  However, he waived his right to a trial, and accepted a plea on a lesser charge.       

Mcintire was initially charged with embezzlement, a felony, in October, after being indicted by a grand jury.  Today, though, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of the willful neglect of duty by a public official.     

According to his Attorney, David Slane, police officers are supposed to fill out paperwork after seizing funds from suspects under arrest.  In his plea, McIntire admitted to neglecting to account for the money by not filing a report to the DA's Office.

Slane says, "he entered a plea to a misdemeanor charge and we feel that it's more appropriate under the circumstances in light of who he's been and so we entered a plea of guilty today and we got the matter resolved  and he wants to move on with his life."     

His plea bargain includes a one year deferred sentence, a three year deferred prosecution agreement, and the surrender of McIntire's Police Certification, which includes an agreement not to seek any type of law enforcement employment for three years.     

He is also required to pay the unaccounted money back, $2,300 dollars to be exact.

Meredith Saldana, KTEN News.