MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A former-Alabama State Trooper has been convicted of ethics violations on charges he used a state credit card to purchase gasoline for his personal use.
Terry Stallworth, 50, pleaded guilty to the charges in Mobile County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said. He faces a two-year sentence suspended for two years of probation, and must pay court costs, a fine and restitution, totaling more than $1,500.
"This case is a sad example of someone who has betrayed not only the trust of taxpayers and the law that he was sworn to uphold, but also his fellow law enforcement officers who have earned our trust and respect," said Attorney General Strange.
Stallworth had been stationed at the Mobile office of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
Officials said their evidence against Stallworth included records that he'd purchased fuel on his off days with the state credit card.
They said they also had video evidence showing Stallworth fueling up his personal vehicle using his state credit card, as well as a statement to ABI investigators.
Stallworth was convicted of purchasing more than $500 worth of fuel for his personal vehicle using his state credit card over a three-and-a-half month period spanning December 2010 to March 2011.
"Our message to all is that public corruption must be fought so that Alabama citizens may have confidence on those who serve the public," Stallworth said.
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