Investigator's Affidavit sheds more light on charges against Adler

GRANITE COUNTY - With formal charges now field against Granite County Commissioner Scott Adler, and his entering a plea of 'Not Guilty' to both counts, a deeper understanding of what went on and why the case is being prosecuted is now available. The Montana Attorney General's Office filed misdemeanor charges of Official Misconduct and Theft by Embezzlement against Adler February 15, 2018. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of $500. The Official Misconduct charge also carries a maximum jail sentence of six months. A public servant who has been charged with Official Misconduct may be suspended from office without pay pending final judgment. If convicted, Adler would have to permanently forf

Adler pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Misconduct, Embezzlement charges

PHILIPSBURG – Granite County Commissioner Scott Adler entered a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday when he faced Judge Ray Drayton in the District 3 court. Adler is facing charges of Official Misconduct and Theft by Embezzlement from the Montana Attorney General’s Office for his alleged misuse of Granite County equipment, materials and personnel in a paving project at his private residence in Drummond. The charges carry a combined maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and six months in jail. If convicted of the Misconduct charge, Adler would be forced to leave his office as a county commissioner permanently. Judge Drayton set a hearing of March 15, 2018 for Adler’s next appearance to face the charges,

Adler charged, will appear in District Court Feb. 15

PHILIPSBURG - Granite County Commission Scott Adler will make his first appearance in court February 15, 2018 to face charges filed against him by the Montana State Attorney General. Adler, who was elected to a second-term as County Commissioner in November of 2016 when he ran unopposed, has been charged with Official Misconduct and Theft by Embezzlement by the Attorney General. Both charges are misdemeanors. The charge of Official Misconduct carries a maximum fine of $500 and a maximum jail term of six months. The second charge, Theft by embezzlement, carries a maximum fine of $500. If found guilty of Official Misconduct, Adler would be forced to permanently forfeit his office as a public s

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