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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
March 16, 2016 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Camanche Man Charged After Theft Investigation

CAMANCHE, Iowa -- In November 2015, special agents with the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) began a financial investigation of the Camanche Junior Baseball League.   The Camanche Junior Baseball league is a non-profit organization located in Camanche, Iowa.  The DCI was requested by the Camanche Police Department as well as the Clinton County Attorney’s Office to conduct the investigation.

Michael J. McManus, 41, of Camanche, served as the Treasurer of the Camanche Junior Baseball League from 2011 until October 2015.

On March 14, 2016, Michael J. McManus was charged with theft in the first degree.  Theft in the first degree constitutes a situation where a defendant unlawfully and willfully misappropriates property exceeding $10,000 in value.

This investigation was conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), with the assistance of the Camanche Police Department and the Clinton County Attorney’s Office.

It should be noted that all defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Media inquiries can be directed to DCI Special Agent in Charge Richard Rahn, (563) 284-9506.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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