Prosecutors drop 33 more cases due to evidence room thefts

Prosecutors drop 33 more cases due to evidence room thefts
Courtesy/Nebraska State Patrol
November 26th, 2021 | AP NEWS

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The number of criminal cases that have been dismissed
because of the theft of $1.2 million worth of drugs from the Nebraska State
Patrol evidence room has grown to nearly 100. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports
that prosecutors in Lincoln have dropped another 33 felony cases, adding to the
66 dismissals that occurred before the end of October. And more could be coming
as 13 other counties in the region undertake reviews. On Sept. 24, Lincoln
Police and the head of the Nebraska State Patrol, Col. John Bolduc, announced
the arrest of a former State Patrol evidence technician, Anna Idigima, who they
alleged conspired with her boyfriend, George Weaver Jr., to sell drugs stolen
from the evidence room.

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