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Former Ky. drug task force director pleads guilty

A former drug task force director in northern Kentucky has pleaded guilty to a federal theft charge.

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A former drug task force director in northern Kentucky has pleaded guilty to a federal theft charge.

Tim Fegan resigned as director of the federally funded Buffalo Trace/Gateway Area Narcotics Task Force in 2012 after financial irregularities were discovered. He was indicted last year on three counts of theft.

The Ledger Independent reports he pleaded guilty to a single count of stealing government funds.

U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey and FBI Special Agent Perrye Turner announced the plea on Friday after Fegan appeared in U.S. District Court in Covington.

Sentencing was set for June 19. The newspaper reports the court will determine at the hearing how much Fegan took from the task force from Dec. 31, 2009 to November 2012.

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