Flint, Michigan councilman pawned his government laptop

Flint City Councilman Eric Mays looks over paperwork before Judge William H. Crawford arraigns him on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Genesee District Court on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Mays followed by pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of willful neglect by a public official, in relation to allegedly pawning a city-issued laptop nine time in the last two years.Mays will not be sentenced until after the November election. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan city council member accused of pawning his publicly owned laptop has pleaded no contest to willful neglect of duty.
The misdemeanor charge against Flint Councilman Eric Mays was announced Wednesday. Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton says “it’s time for this matter to be put behind us.”
The Flint Journal quotes police as saying Mays pawned his laptop computer for a $100 loan on nine occasions. He last got the laptop back in May by paying $116 at Music Man Pawnshop.
Mays has told the newspaper that the laptop was safer at the pawn shop than at Flint’s City Hall.
He will be sentenced on Nov. 27.
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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint