(The AEGIS Alliance) – The mayor, police chief, and city clerk in the small neighborhood of Armstong, Iowa, have been charged with felonies after a years-long probe revealed misappropriated municipal funds, misleading public records, and falsified ledgers, according to officials on Friday.
Tracie Lang, the town clerk, has been charged with first-degree fraudulent practice, and Connie Thackery, a former city clerk, has been charged with ongoing felony conduct.
Armstrong, home to some 840 folks, is situated about 150 miles northwest of Des Moines.
The defendants face a 21-count joint trial and one other arrest is pending, authorities said.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case at the request of the local county attorney due to a potential conflict of interest.
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