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Convicted Ex-Sheriff Rehired

A former Apache County sheriff who pleaded guilty to a felony charge in 2007 and resigned from office has now been hired as an investigator for the county prosecutor.   Brian Hounshell pleaded guilty to a charge of soliciting the misuse of public funds and 10 other public corruption charges were dropped. He was placed on three years probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution and perform 1,000 hours community service.   He was hired this week by Apache County Attorney Michael Whiting, who told the Arizona Republic that he was the best man for the job.   Whiting also has hired former deputy Hugh Lynch, who was convicted of perjury in the same case.

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Comment by Lola Flores (20562)
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 Well, one can say that the man is the much more experienced for the job now.  No doubt he won't be caught again and now he's seasoned at it.  What could possibly be better than a public employee with experience in the area in which he's supposed to serve?

Comment by Powell Gammill (13871)
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I guess they were the two best men that could be found in Apache County for the jobs. ;-)