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Roscommon County Commissioner convicted

ROSCOMMON- Roscommon County Commissioner Eric Ostergren was convicted in 82nd district court today on charges of illegally altering the lake level of Higgins Lake.

Ostergren was accused during the two-day jury trial of manipulating the water level of Higgins Lake without authorization of the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners, or through an order by 34th Circuit Court.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 14 at 1p.m.

Maximum penalty for the offense is one year in jail and/or $1,000 in fines and costs, as well as actual cost of damages.

Ostergren can appeal the conviction

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