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Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of financial exploitation involving a family member.

Lake Park mayor signs plea deal

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Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult in Becker County District Court Monday.

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He pleaded guilty on an Alford basis. With Alford pleas, defendants typically do not admit guilt, but acknowledge a jury could reasonably convict them based on the evidence.

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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.
(218) 844-1454
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