Bacon turns down plea bargain

March 20, 2013

LUDINGTON — Former Mason County Eastern business manager Robert Bacon turned down a plea bargain Tuesday morning in circuit court. Bacon, who is represented by attorney Ryan Glanville of Ludington, chose not to accept the prosecutor’s plea agreement of serving one year in the Mason County Jail and paying $19,000 in restitution to MCE.

Bacon is charged with one count of embezzlement, and allegedly stole $96,000 when he was employed as the Mason County Eastern School District business manager between 2003 and 2011.

According to an investigation performed by the Michigan State Police and a forensic accounting prepared at the request of the school district, the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office alleges Bacon embezzled just over $96,000 during his tenure at the school.

The felony is punishable by up to 10 years confinement. Because he refused the plea agreement, he is now scheduled for trial, which is set for May 22-24.

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