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Ex-irrigation district official accused of fraud dies; Cecil of Fallon was 65

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) ” A former irrigation district worker in Fallon facing federal charges that he conspired to defraud the U.S. government of water has died.

Shelby Cecil was suffering from lung cancer.

His lawyer Don Evans says he was hospitalized a week ago with an infection and died from complications last night at Renown Medical Center. He was 65.

Cecil was on oxygen when he appeared with three other Truckee Carson Irrigation District employees in U.S. District Court in Reno earlier this month. They were arraigned on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation by allegedly falsifying records to secure extra water supplies.

Evans maintains Cecil was innocent. He says he’s convinced the false charges hastened his untimely death.


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