- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A trial date has been set for a former eastern Kentucky sheriff accused of misappropriated tens of thousands of dollars while in office.

WYMT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2eOm1lL) former Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird’s trial is set for January 17. Lipfird was indicted Nov. 3 on federal charges for allegedly stealing money from a drug investigation fund used to make undercover purchases. He’s also accused of using a county-provided credit card for an array of personal expenses, including food, alcohol, hotel rooms and a subscription dating service.

Federal prosecutors say Lipfird is accused of stealing about $25,000 between 2011 and 2013.

Prosecutors chose not to seek jail time for Lipfird prior to his trial date, However, he is required to get rid of any guns he owns by this weekend.

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