Former Poplar Bluff mayor found guilty

Former Poplar Bluff mayor found guilty
By: Wes Wallace
JACKSON, Mo. - Former Poplar Bluff mayor Scott Faughn could avoid jail time, if a judge accepts a jury's recommendation.
On Thursday, a jury found 27-year-old Scott Faughn guilty on three counts of forgery.  Faughn was accused of taking money from the Highway 67 Expansion Project Fund and putting it into a personal account.
The trial, which started Wednesday, was moved to Cape Girardeau County because of publicity.
Rather than jail time, the jury recommended Faughn pay a fine.  A judge will have a final sentencing sometime in May.