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Ex-Pinal official asks for leniency

Fri, Jul 3, 2009Pinal County
Casa Grande Dispatch
By Alan Levine, Staff Writer

Former Pinal County Manager Stan Griffis wants his 3.5-year sentence reduced to time served, have his seven years of probation reduced, and to be relieved of making further restitution payments of $2,000 per month.
FLORENCE - Former Pinal County Manager Stan Griffis, in prison for two years for stealing money from the county, is asking the state to reduce his sentence.

Rick Romley, the former Maricopa County attorney who investigated and prosecuted Griffis for Pinal, has filed objections.

Griffis submitted a commutation of sentence application to the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency in Phoenix on May 2, seeking to have his 3.5-year sentence reduced or commuted to time served. He's also seeking to have his seven years of probation reduced, and for the board to relieve him from making further restitution payments of $2,000 per month. He admitted taking more than $400,000 and was ordered to pay $639,035, including the cost of the investigation. Griffis repaid $275,000 at the time of sentencing. 

Tags: Stan Griffis, Rick Romley, Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, Pinal Count Manager

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