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Another charge dropped against Utah transit official

October 27, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The criminal case against former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl has been amended, again, with federal prosecutors dropping one count of tax evasion.

Diehl was once charged with 14 felonies, but will face just two when his trial begins in November — one count each of making a false declaration and filing a false tax return.

Diehl is accused of not disclosing $1 million in assets as part of a 2012 bankruptcy proceeding that involved his development company Wasatch Pacific Inc.

Court papers say the $1 million came from a 2011 sale of land that was part of the Transit Authority’s development near the site of a planned FrontRunner train station.

Diehl has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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