PASCO, Wash. -- Franklin County Commissioners are talking about the next
steps to take as they await the sentencing of Dennis Huston. The former public
works accounting manager who recently pleaded guilty to stealing millions of
dollars from the county, was recommended at 15 year sentence as part of a plea
Franklin County Commissioners met Wednesday with Prosecutor Shawn Sant behind
closed doors to figure out what their next move is. Details are private until
Huston is sentenced in March. The Chair of the Commissioners, Rick Miller said
they did discussed the future of the civil trial and what the best option is to
retrieve the $2.8 million Huston stole.
"If we can, if we will, how much money we're going to spend. But it is a
consensus with the board that we get back for the constituents and tax payers of
Franklin County," said Miller.
Miller says there is still an investigation going on within Franklin County
and those details will also be revealed during the civil trial.