Archive for Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to felony charge

March 20, 2002

A Leavenworth County sheriff's deputy has pled no contest to a charge of attempted possession of stolen property, a felony.

Adam Abramovitz, who entered the plea last week, originally was charged with possessing a backhoe that was stolen three years ago from a construction site at U.S. Highway 24-40 and 198th Street. The backhoe was discovered in the driveway of Abramovitz's home in the 26000 block of DeHoff Road, Leavenworth County Sheriff Herb Nye said. At the time the backhoe was reported stolen, Nye said, it was valued at $90,000.

Nye said Abramovitz, who had been on leave without pay since his arrest in January, would be fired from the department. Abramovitz, a five-year veteran of the sheriff's department, had been a deputy in the department's patrol division for the past three years.

Sentencing for Abramovitz is set for 9 a.m. April 5 in Leavenworth County District Court.

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