Shaffer pleads guilty to Federal Charges

by | July 11, 2019 12:02 pm

Last Updated: July 11, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Blair Shaffer, Former police chief of the Manning Police Department, appeared in federal court today in Charleston. Shaffer entered a plea of guilty on two of the five federal charges that were filed against him.

The first charge, Theft of Federal Funds, carries a possible maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and three years probation.
Shaffer also pled guilty to the charge of Lying to Federal Agents which carries a possible maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment $250,000 in fines and three years probation.

Sentencing will be held until the decision of the other three charges is made at a later date.

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