Former Princeville Town Manager Pleads Guilty

The former town manager of Princeville has pleaded guilty.

Sam Knight, who resigned earlier this year, admitted to 13 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of conspiracy to obtain false pretenses.

Knight was accused of obtaining illegally $25,000 from the town. He was ordered to repay the money within 90 days, and serve 90 days of house arrest, followed by 30 months of probation.

The 61-year-old Knight resigned as town manager last month.

A co-defendant in the case, Mark Richardson, also admitted his guilt Monday.

Richardson pleaded guilty to 13 counts of accessory after the fact to obtain property by false pretense. He was ordered to serve 45 days of house arrest followed by probation.


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  • by JUSTWAIT Location: PRINCEVILLE on Sep 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    Perdue will slip up sooner or latter,Sam Knight you should be ashame,Taking money from the people of PRINCEVILLE what you on crack too!A black man taking away from a black community ain't that ashame it's all about the money.How much help did he get from FEMA 100%
  • by American Biker on Sep 21, 2009 at 07:29 PM
    To Amber : Ones resigned and ones admitted guilt . What more ae you waiting on? Are you a crooked politician also?
  • by Amber on Sep 21, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    To Anonymous be patient watch listen and WAIT.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 at 02:53 PM
    Well, let's see. Two of the top three stories right now have to do with crooked politicians or head honchos of a government run division. All we need right now is a top story on Bev Perdue and you'd be batting 1000 WITN.
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