- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former Unified Police detective pleaded guilty Friday to misuse of public funds after being accused of not being able to account for $8,500 meant for informants to buy drugs from dealers.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1I0sj3B ) that 49-year-old Kenneth Callahan accepted a plea deal in exchange for prosecutors dismissing a charge of official misconduct. Callahan, set to be sentenced on Oct. 2, faces up to five years in prison.

Callahan was arrested in March after a Unified Police audit detected 46 times where the veteran detective couldn’t explain what happened with money that was supposed to be given to informants.

Callahan resigned in April after working for the police agency for nearly 20 years.

Callahan didn’t speak in court and he and his attorney declined comment outside of court.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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