The former Robeson County sheriff has pleaded guilty in federal court in Raleigh.
Glenn Maynor, sheriff from 1994 to 2005, admitted he intentionally misapplied property that was under the care of the sheriff's office and he lied to a grand jury.
Federal prosecutors say while sheriff, Maynor allowed deputies to clear trees and debris from his property while on duty...and solicited deputies to collect contributions for his political campaigns.
Maynor faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced.
Prosecutors say when Maynor was in office, deputies under his control engaged in illegal acts, including kidnapping, racketeering, theft of federal funds, money laundering and distribution of controlled substances.