The former director of a now defunct narcotics task force in Northern Kentucky has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of theft of public funds.
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MAYSVILLE, Ky. -- The former director of a now defunct narcotics task force in Northern Kentucky has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of theft of public funds.
Tim Fegan, 52, was the director of the seven-county Buffalo Trace/Gateway Narcotics Task Force, based out of Maysville. Fegan was also a sworn police officer.
An I-Team investigation in January revealed that Fegan was the only suspect in the disappearance of about $90,000 that was seized during drug investigations and cash the organization kept on hand for drug buys. Fegan's indictment reads he is accused of taking $98,000. Six weeks after the investigation was published, and the task force was shut down .
Fegan faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, plus restitution.
He has been ordered to appear in federal court in Covington, Thursday, Dec. 19.
The I-Team spoke to Tim Fegan, who says he has no comment at this time.
Fegan has not been arrested because he is not a flight risk, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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