- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former home confinement officer in West Virginia has admitted that he took $4,000 for concealing a man’s home confinement violations.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Jacques S. Vance pleaded guilty to one count of felony bribery in official and political matters on Monday afternoon. Vance was immediately fired from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office when the investigation was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.

Officials say an investigation was launched after someone contacted the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office regarding Vance.

Prosecutor Don Morris says Vance accepted $4,000 in cash from Robert Henry Hebert Jr. between October 2015, and April 2017. Morris says Vance did not report Hebert’s violations in exchange for the funds.

Vance faces up to 10 years in prison.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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