Colorado City manager sentenced to probation for misusing money
Published: June 11, 2013 06:50PM
Updated: June 11, 2013 06:50PM
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Salt Lake City - David Darger speaks at a hearing held in the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Pool/Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune; 7.29.2009

The city manager of the polygamous community of Colorado City, Ariz., has been put on probation for misusing public money.

The Kingman Daily Miner reported this week that David Darger was sentenced to 3 years on supervised probation.

Authorities have said the fire district’s money was put into an unauthorized account and used for personal purchases. Darger, who previously served as secretary-treasurer of the fire district, was charged alongside former fire chief Jacob Leonard Barlow in an Arizona court. Both pleaded guilty and received probation. However, the Miner reports, Darger remains city manager and enjoys the community’s support while Barlow was banished from the town.

Colorado City, along with Hilldale, Utah, comprises a community dominated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

— Erin Alberty