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Ex-Ransom County sheriff charged amid allegation 'slew'

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A former Ransom County (N.D.) sheriff is accused of mishandling property and failing to perform his public duties, including not properly investigating reports of sexual assault and a bank robbery.

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James Klinicke was charged Wednesday in Ransom County District Court in Lisbon with misapplication of entrusted property and refusing to perform his duties as a public servant. Both are Class A misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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