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Updated: 05/08/2014 08:00:03AM

Former marshal Lee pleads ‘no contest’ to fraud, misconduct

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com

Former marshal Charles Lee takes an oath in court before Judge Kimberly Bonner Tuesday as he entered a plea of no contest to charges of scheming to defraud and official misconduct.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com

Former Arcadia marshal Charles Lee, left, talks with his lawyer after entering a plea of no contest to two felonies. Lee was accused of stealing more than $150,000 from city coffers while he was police chief.

By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

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ARCADIA — Charles Junior Lee, formerly the elected marshal of the Arcadia Police Department, entered a plea of no contest Tuesday to charges of obtaining property by fraud and official misconduct. The state dropped a third charge — grand theft of over $100,000.

Sentencing is expected to take place within 30 days. A hearing will be scheduled for both Lee and the state to present witnesses.

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