Paschall not guilty in theft trial | SummitDaily.com

Paschall not guilty in theft trial

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GOLDEN – Jurors have found former Jefferson County treasurer Mark Paschall not guilty of theft, but they did not reach a decision on a second charge of receiving compensation for past official behavior.Paschall was indicted last year after a former aid alleged he asked her to kickback part of bonus he had given her. Paschall denied he sought money from her.Prosecutors pinned their case on a recorded phone conversation between Paschall and aide Kathy Redmond that prosecutors said contained a discussion of how to divide up the bonus.But Paschall dismissed the conversation as “flippant” remarks.The judged set a hearing for Feb. 28 on whether to retry Paschall for the receiving compensation charge.