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Former mayor accused of embezzlementSubmitted: 06/17/2014
ESCANABA, MI - The former mayor of Escanaba has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the local Eagles Club.

State police say Leo Evans was arrested Monday. He appeared in Delta County District Court in the Upper Peninsula and was released on bond.

A phone message seeking comment was left for the 58-year-old Evans on Tuesday. Detective Sgt. Christopher Bracket says he's been cooperative during the investigation.

Evans abruptly resigned in April from the Escanaba City Council and had served as the city's mayor in the past. The mayor is the leader of the council. Day-to-day decisions in Escanaba are made by a city manager.

The Eagles Club is a fraternal organization that raises money for community groups and projects in Escanaba. A message seeking comment was left at the club.


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