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What got Wyatt in trouble with the law

Ex-Dallas city manager Jerry Wyatt was charged with 13 crimes: nine counts of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft, one count of official misconduct, and one count of falsifying business records.

February 05, 2013

Ex-Dallas city manager Jerry Wyatt was charged with 13 crimes: nine counts of first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft, one count of official misconduct, and one count of falsifying business records.

On Jan. 30 he pleaded guilty to five crimes, three of them involving purchasing items for himself or for his family with his city-issued credit card:

Count Two:

* July 22, 2011 -- iPod: $249.

* July 25, 2011 -- ViewSonic video projector: $321.

* Aug. 19, 2011 -- Bose headphones: $459.85.

Count Three:

* Sept. 23, 2011 -- HTC cellphone for his wife with a pink case and accessories: $362.44.

* Oct. 3, 2011 -- Nike iPod sports kit: $29.

* Oct. 15, 2011 -- Emergency flashlight kit: $89.95.

* Oct. 22, 2011 -- Two iPod Nanos and two iWatchz bands, listed as Christmas donations but really gifts for himself: $347.90.

* Nov. 7, 2011 -- Adult batting swing tee for son: $239.99.

* Nov. 7, 2011 -- Batting machine hitter for son: $99.99.

Count Five:

* Jan. 14, 2012 -- MacBook Air laptop: $2409.85.

Total: $4,608.97.

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While Wyatt wasn't convicted on the following purchases, as part of his plea negotiation he did acknowledge responsibility for them:

* Jan. 1, 2011 -- Baseball bats for his son: $559.65.

* March 11, 2011 -- Two-night stay at Ponderosa Lodge in Sisters for nonexistent conference: $414.18.

* May 26, 2011 -- 26 bottles of wine: $702.

* Nov. 15, 2011 -- Baseball bats for son: $609.93.

* Dec. 6, 2011 -- Black & Decker rechargeable batteries: $191.27.

* Jan. 3, 2012 -- West Valley Housing Authority (WHA) gifts (Ticket to ride -- Days of Wonder board game, Nike iPod sports kit, and two shoe pouches for sports kits). Not given to WHA: $96.17.

* Jan. 5, 2012 -- Two Groupon certificates for a stay at Westport, Wash. hotel: $132.

* Jan. 13-14, 2012 -- Stay at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond for another nonexistent conference: $117.65.

* Jan. 17, 2012 -- 32-inch Toshiba television: $279.99.

* Feb. 7, 2012 -- Mac external hard drive: $159.95.

* Feb. 14, 2012 -- Trail camera for use in his backyard: $180.45.

* Feb. 25, 2012 -- Stay at Monaco Hotel for yet another nonexistent conference: $281.38.

* March 27, 2012 -- P90X Insanity Workout video DVD set: $129.80.

* March 30, 2012 -- Weighted training balls: $45.74.

* April 1, 2012 -- Chin-up bar: $71.06.

* April 12, 2012 -- Protein shakes: $410.06.

* April 23, 2012 -- Pull-up bar: $27.

* April 30, 2012 -- Basement workout gear (really training equipment and book, "Finding God in Science," inappropriate for use in the city's small workout room): $66.75.

* May 10, 2012 -- Reservations for airfare to Chicago for himself, wife and son's fiancee to visit son. The trip was supposed to be another "conference": $1,648.

* May 14, 2012 -- Reservations for a two-bedroom apartment at SP Suites in Chicago for five nights: $1,884.

* May 16, 2012 -- iPod with son's name engraved: $149.

* May 16, 2012 -- Garmin GPS watches: $355.56.

* May 24, 2012 -- Five pounds of Dutch Bros. Coffee: $74.17.

* May 25, 2012 -- Baseball bats for son: $589.93.

* June 4, 2012 -- Brake repair and oil change on personal car: $386.20

* June 12, 2012 -- Omaha Steaks: $99.98.

Total: $9,661.87.

--Jolene Guzman

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