SALT LAKE CITY -- A former MOrgan County administrator accused of taking more than $450,000 from county coffers to pay personal debts pleaded not guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges.
Garth B. Day entered the pleas Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City to six felonies including wire fraud, making a false loan or credit application, money laundering and theft.
Combined, the charges carry a possible penalty of up to 140 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines.
Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba set a July 18 trial date. Day remains free without bond.
Day was originally charged with 43 felonies in Utah state court. That case was dismissed in April following a federal investigation.
Defense attorney Brad Smith says a plea agreement is being negotiated.