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Former Ira treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Donald Hewitt Donald Hewitt

Brattleboro, Vermont - April 11, 2011

The former Ira town treasurer has pleaded guilty to his part in an embezzlement scheme.

The 59-year-old, who held the post for over 30 years, entered the plea Monday to wire fraud during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Brattleboro.

Hewitt allegedly embezzled 400-thousand to pay his bills by writing checks from the town to himself. Sentencing is set for Aug. 8. He could get 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

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