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Defense indicates Dennis Huston may accept plea offer

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PASCO, Wash. – The defense lawyer representing Franklin County's former public works accounting manager has indicated Dennis Huston might accept a plea deal.

Huston is charged with theft and money laundering. Prosecutors say he stole more than one-and-a-half million dollars from Franklin County over his 20-year career.

Defense attorney John Jensen Friday told the judge the case could be resolved before the trial.

The prosecutor for the state attorney general confirms he has offered Huston a plea agreement. He says Huston has until the end of the month to accept the offer and avoid a jury trial in March.

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