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Charges may be dismissed in former prosecutor’s case

A pre-trial conference in the embezzlement case against former Pocahontas County Prosecutor Donna Meadows-Price was held Monday in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court with the Honorable Judge Thomas H. Keadle presiding.

Special prosecutor Kristin Cook and Defense Counsel Tim Carrico presented an agreement to the court.

The agreement calls for the defendant to reimburse the county $3,821.30, which is the dollar amount stated in the indictment for items allegedly removed by Price when she left the prosecutor’s office.

In exchange for that reimbursement, the state will ask that the charge against Price be dismissed with prejudice.

The term “with prejudice” means that the matter has come to an end and charges cannot be refiled.

Price was indicted by the Grand Jury in April on one felony count of embezzlement. That indictment, written as defined in the West Virginia Code, alleges that Price “feloniously embezzled or fraudulently converted to her own use, money, bank notes, drafts, security for money or any effects or property of any other person,” of an amount of more than $1,000.

Price served as Pocahontas County Prosecuting Attorney from June 2009 to December 2012.

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