Paschall not guilty in theft trial |

Paschall not guilty in theft trial


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.

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