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Dennis Huston back in jail

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PASCO,Wash.-Franklin County's former public works accounting manager is back in jail.

Dennis Huston has been free on his personal recognizance for the past two weeks, after the state attorney general charged him with theft, money laundering, and cocaine possession.

But Superior Court Judge Robert Swisher set a $50,000 bail, citing the serious nature of the charges, Huston's age, 64, and that Huston could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Huston was booked into Franklin County jail while his attorney began to arrange posting of the bail.

Based on the three counts, Huston could face a maximum sentence of up to 25 years in prison. Huston has pleaded innocent. The judge set Huston's trial for August.