Glenn Golay has pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree theft

Published on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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I just got this story up on the main website this morning, but I figured I should post about it here since this is where I broke the news about Golay's plea deal and sentencing. Here's a snippet of my story:

"Former Birch Bay Water and Sewer District treasurer Glenn Golay pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree theft on July 14 stemming from his embezzlement of $469,000 from the district.

Whatcom County prosecuting attorney James Hulbert agreed to dismiss seven counts of first-degree theft against Golay in exchange for a guilty plea. As part of the plea agreement, Golay agreed to a three-year sentence and will pay restitution to the water and sewer district.

'It’s difficult to imagine anything worse than stealing from a taxing district,' Hulbert said.

Golay's official sentencing has been set for August 11. Read the full story here.


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