Former Minidoka Sheriff's Girlfriend Sentenced for Fraud


The girlfriend of the former sheriff of Minidoka County told a Jerome County courtroom April 13 that she knew it was "wrong having this relationship," before being sentenced to 150 hours of community service and placed on probation for her conviction of falsifying time records.

In September 2013, former Minidoka Sheriff Kevin Halverson was sentenced to 90 days in jail after prosecutors said he was having a personal relationship with a county employee, Alicia Daniel and misusing public funds.

And now, this morning's Twin Falls Time-News reports that Daniel was sentenced for making fraudulent claims, but refused to acknowledge her guilt.

“I allowed Kevin to influence me with the promises that he made. My whole world revolved around that relationship. However my job was still my job,” Daniel told Jerome County District Judge John Butler April 13.