Hale County Commissioner Indicted for Gas Theft - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/17/08

Hale County Commissioner Indicted for Gas Theft

Source: Plainview Daily Herald Source: Plainview Daily Herald

A Hale County Commissioner is indicted on three charges. On Wednesday morning, the Hale County Grand Jury had indicted Precinct One Commissioner Neal Burnett.

The indictments include tampering with government records with intent to defraud, abuse of official capacity, and theft by public servant at a cost of $1,500-$20,000.

According to the Plainview Daily Herald, the Texas Rangers have been investigating stolen gas from the Precinct One fuel tank facility for several months. 

Burnett was re-elected to a third term this November. He was unopposed.

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