UPDATE: Former Md. House candidate pleads guilty to theft

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – A former candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $17,000 from a high school boosters group.

Steven Wyatt pleaded guilty to felony theft on Tuesday. He was ordered to serve six months of home detention followed by three years of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay $17,560 in restitution.

Wyatt was president of the North County High School Athletic Boosters Association in Anne Arundel County when he stole the money, which prosecutors say went toward his campaign and personal expenses.

Wyatt lost his bid for the House in a Democratic primary.

His attorney, Jim Keatts, says Wyatt was facing financial pressures and “made some very bad choices.” He says the sentence is fair and “gives him a chance to redeem himself.”

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