Former Carteret County Deputy Sentenced For Embezzlement

A former Carteret County Deputy convicted of embezzling money from the Sheriff's Department will not have to face jail time.

Christopher Cozart was sentenced by a judge in Federal Court Friday to 5 years of probation and $25,000 in restitution. The judge also ordered him to 15 days of intermittent confinement and community service.

Cozart is the first of several former law-enforcement officers with the Carteret County Sheriff's Department sentenced after charged with using drug money for personal reasons.

Friday, Cozart was emotional in court and apologized for his actions.

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