Ex-Charlottesville Officials Plead Guilty in Phone Case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Two former Charlottesville officials have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in a case involving cell phone bills.
Media outlets report that former Registrar Sheri Iachetta and former Electoral Board member Stephanie Commander each pleaded guilty to four counts of intentionally damaging and removing city property. The women entered their pleas on Wednesday in Charlottesville General District Court.
Both received 90-day suspended sentences and 50 hours of community service on each charge.
Prosecutors say Commander continued to use a city-provided cell phone for several years after she no longer was a member of the Electoral Board. Iachetta allowed the city to pay the bills for Commander's cell phone and for another city-provided cell phone used by Iachetta's husband, who had worked part time for the Electoral Board.