Former Oregon DOJ, DA’s employee pleads guilty to theft of government funds
A former employee of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Oregon Department of Justice, who received a settlement in an employment lawsuit against former Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty in 2015, has admitted to unlawfully claiming more than $55,000 in federal benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Bruce Endicott, 34, of Redmond, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft of government funds in U.S. District Court, according to electronic court records.
Federal court records show he was initially indicted on six criminal counts — three each of theft of government funds and false statement to a government agency — in November.
Endicott started getting disability benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 2005, according to U.S. Department of Justice Spokeswoman Gerri Badden.