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Franklin County Files Civil Lawsuit Against Former Employee

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Pasco, Wash. - There's more trouble for the former Franklin County employee accused of embezzling millions of dollars.

County Prosecutor Shawn Sant has filed a civil lawsuit against Dennis Huston, the former accounting director of the county's public works department.  The lawsuit asks a judge to freeze the assets of Huston and his wife.

Court documents also reveal that Huston is now accused of diverting more than $2.8 million of county funds to himself by creating false invoices for a company that didn't exist.  Huston was arrested in February, but was released from jail when criminal charges were not filed.  He has 20 days to respond to the lawsuit.

 

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