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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38-time Emmy winner Brendan Keefe was named Best Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press in 2011, and Best Photographer in 2012 and 2013. He serves as Anchor and Chief Investigator for 9 On Your Side.
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