- Associated Press - Monday, March 26, 2018

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - A southeast Iowa prosecutor criticized for dropping charges filed against a nursing home operator has decided not to seek a second term.

The Hawk Eye reports that Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers mentioned in her announcement Monday the scrutiny and criticism she’d received for dropping charges against Marc Johnson, director of the Danville Care Center. He was accused of taking money from a patient’s account.

She cited concerns that if he were convicted, the home would have to close. Beavers made an agreement not to pursue the charges if Johnson paid the case’s court costs and didn’t violate any laws for two years.

She said in her statement Monday that, “If closing this nursing home is what the community expects from their county attorney, I am not the right county attorney.”

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com


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