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Lake Park mayor enters Alford plea on felony charge

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Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel entered an Alford plea on the felony charge of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult in Becker County District Court Monday.


At a contested omnibus hearing held late Monday afternoon, Wittnebel answered “yes” to a question from Judge Jay Carlson, in which he asked whether Wittnebel believed the state had sufficient evidence for a jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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