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Town chairman faces charges

Superior Telegram

The Summit town chairman is facing criminal charges in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Daniel Dean Corbin, 55, faces nine counts of issuing a worthless check and one count of purchasing beer from an unlicensed wholesaler. All of the charges are misdemeanors.

Corbin made his initial appearance in Douglas County Court on Thursday, pleading not guilty to all charges.

According to the criminal complaints:

Corbin issued nine checks totaling $2,105 to Friess’s Minnow Farms from January 2012 to January 2013, which were returned due to non-sufficient funds. Although the checks were handed to the Check Diversion Program, Corbin has not paid on the balance due.

Agents with the Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit conducted a licensed premises investigation at Corbin’s Bar in the town of Summit on April 23, 2013. The agents found a receipt from a local liquor store for bottles of Jose Cuervo. When asked who he bought his Budweiser products from, Corbin said “Wal-Mart.” He told the agent he thought he could purchase up to 12 bottles of liquor from a retail store per month. The agent told him that under law he had to purchase all his alcohol products from a legitimate distributor. Absolutely zero products can be from a retailer.

Corbin was released on a $750 signature bond with the condition he have no contact with Friess’s Minnow Farm. Any payment arrangements or sending of checks to the business would not violate that no contact order, ruled Court Commissioner Rebecca Lovejoy.

There are three additional open cases against Corbin listed in online court records. The Department of Revenue in January filed two delinquent tax warrants against Corbin in Douglas County Circuit Court totaling more than $14,000. On April 9, the Department of Workforce Development filed a delinquent unemployment tax warrant against Corbin.