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Franklin Co. Commissioners Discussing Next Step in Embezzlement Case

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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 deal.

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.

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