Lexington County, SC (WLTX) -- Former Gaston Mayor Larry Sharpe is set to return to court.
In 2008, investigators say former Gaston Mayor Larry Sharpe knowingly took checks and money from the town of Gaston in excess of $5,000.
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Court documents of the indictment site the ex-Mayor with using town money for his own personal use, with quote "intent to permanently deprive the Town of Gaston."
On October 9th, Sharpe's attorney Jan Strifling, filed motion to dismiss the case due to failure to provide a speedy trial. A hearing Friday October 19th at 2:30pm in Lexington, will decide if that motions holds true.
Two others involved with the case have already pled guilty.
Former Gaston town administrator Jennifer Knight Poole of Gaston, and her daughter, 30-year-old town clerk of court, Jessica Elizabeth Poole, have already pled guilty to breach of trust with fraudulent intent and both face a possible ten-year sentence.
Investigators say Poole, as the town administrator, signed off on the checks in an effort to, "cheat or defraud the Town of Gaston of public funds."
Sentencing for the Poole's will take place after Sharpe's trial which is set for October 29th at 10:00am.