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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  • by John Edwards Location: Franklin on Aug 15, 2010 at 06:15 AM
    i heard queen perdue intervened somehow
  • by TWS Location: Carteret Co. on Aug 14, 2010 at 06:34 PM
    He should have got more than that! If it had of been any of us regular citizens who were busted for such crimes, we would be in Raleigh doing time. Just not right, I say!
  • by OpenCarry on Aug 13, 2010 at 08:13 PM
    Maybe he can run for Sheriff in November...
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