- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Attorney General’s office says an Autauga County official who pleaded guilty to using his office for public gain has been convicted of additional ethics violations linked to another position he held.

Attorney General Luther Strange says former Autaugaville Volunteer Fire Department chief and head of the town’s water board Danny Chavers also pleaded guilty Wednesday to using his position as chairman of the County Commission for personal gain.

Among other things, Strange says Chavers used his Water Works position to redirect $49,000 from the County Commission to the fire department. Authorities have said Chavers used that money to pay personal expenses.

Strange says Chavers pleaded guilty to two counts of violating state ethics laws and three counts of theft. His sentencing is set for May 14.

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