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October 25, 2012

Former GT mayor pleads not guilty to nine felony counts

FAIRMONT — By Debra Minor Wilson

Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The former mayor of Grant Town pleaded not guilty to nine felony counts in his arraignment Thursday in Marion Circuit Court Division II before Judge David Janes.

Robert Dale Riggs Jr., 41, of 101 View St., Grant Town, had been indicted by a Marion County grand jury earlier this month on one count of felony embezzlement, four counts of forgery and four counts of uttering.

He allegedly forged and cashed four checks totalling $9,310 on a bank account of the Grant Town Volunteer Fire Department, of which he was president at the time.

Represented by attorney Fran Whiteman, Riggs is set to go to trial Wednesday, Nov. 28, in front of Judge Janes.

Find the full story in Friday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.


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