- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) - A former government official in Eastern Oregon has pleaded not guilty to theft and other charges.

Judy Rygg was the city recorder in Island City, a community of about 1,000 residents northeast of La Grande.

The Observer newspaper reports (https://is.gd/InlunS ) that an Oregon State Police investigation focused on incidents during a six-year span that led to a budget shortfall of more than $43,000.

In addition to theft, Rygg pleaded not guilty Tuesday to official misconduct, computer crime and tampering with public records.

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Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/

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