Updated: 02/14/2014 3:37 PM
Created: 02/14/2014 3:18 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
A former promoter of Stillwater’s defunct Lumberjack Days has pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he took money from the festival.
David Eckberg, 61, of Stillwater entered a guilty plea to Felony Issuance of Worthless Checks in connection with the 2011 controversy, according to the Washington County Attorney.
Eckberg advanced the case from its scheduled trial date of March 24, and entered his guilty plea covering all outstanding, unpaid checks from that event as alleged in the criminal complaint.
Sentencing has been set for April 17.
According to the criminal complaint, Eckberg is accused of taking more than $40,000 from the summer festival and writing nearly $55,000 in bad checks.