Case against former Pilger Clerk bound to district court

Former Pilger Village Clerk Kim Neiman faces anywhere from zero to 127 years in prison.

STANTON – The case against a former northeast Nebraska village clerk accused of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of village funds is headed to district court.

Former Pilger Clerk Kim Neiman waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Stanton County Court on Tuesday.

She was initially arrested on 17 different counts, ranging from felony theft to misdemeanor counts of abuse of public office, related to hundreds of thousands of dollars in checks that authorities say she wrote illegally using the village’s account.

Neiman initially was charged with seven counts of felony theft, seven misdemeanor counts of abuse of public office, and three misdemeanor counts of official misconduct.  County Court Judge Mike Long said in court that the state was dismissing the ten misdemeanors against Neiman, but said those counts might get refiled in district court.

Neiman faces potentially 127 years in prison if convicted on all counts. She’ll be arraigned in district court on May Fourth.