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Former sheriff sentenced for misusing public funds

A former southern Idaho sheriff was sentenced Friday, February 1st, for one count of misusing public money.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden made the announcement.

61-year-old Douglas McFall, the former Jerome County Sheriff was sentenced by Fifth District Judge Ned Williamson, after he pleaded guilty in November 2018.

Judge Williamson sentenced McFall to a unified sentence of three years, with one year fixed and two years indeterminate.

The court suspended the sentence and placed McFall on three years supervised probation and ordered 100 hours of community service.

A jail sentence of 60 days was also suspended.

McFall was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, $393 in restitution and court costs.

An investigation revealed that, while still serving as sheriff, McFall, used a county-owned Costco Reward Certificate to assist in the personal purchase of a gun safe.

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