Rather than face a scheduled trial Sept. 19, former Edwardsville Republican Committee Treasurer Forrest Borror pleaded guilty to one felony theft count and a reduced misdemeanor charge for stealing from his group and his employer, the state of Illinois.

According to Madison County State's Attorney, Borror will face two years probation.

Borror, 50, of Granite City, was accused of stealing more than $36,000 from the Republican organization and the Granite City branch of the Illinois Secretary of State's office where he once worked.

A plea agreement was reached Monday.

Two months after charges were brought against him, Borror, who worked as a facilities manager for 12 years in Granite City, was terminated June 5, 2004, according to Secretary of State press secretary Randy Nehrt.

On April 6, 2004, Borror was charged with a class 3 felony for stealing $35,404 from the Republican club. He pleaded not guilty and demanded a speedy jury trial on April 16, 2004.

Borror was represented by Joseph Brown of Lucco & Brown in Edwardsville.

Steve Wigginton, an assistant state's attorney in charge of prosecuting the case, did not return a phone call by press time.

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