- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against the deputy director of the Utah Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division, who was accused of misusing his position to get a discount on a vehicle.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2fx6IgM ) Curtis Stoddard was charged with improper use of employee’s position and illegally accepting a gift or compensation. He’s been on paid administrative leave since March, but a department spokesman says Stoddard will return to work this week.

Stoddard was accused of illegally getting an $8,000 discount on an SUV that had been used as a demonstration vehicle at an American Fork car dealership.

The judge dismissed the case, saying prosecutors failed to provide evidence showing a member of the general public wouldn’t be offered the same price.

Prosecutors can refile the case if they bring new evidence.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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