The former athletics director at a Lexington County high school has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
On Wednesday, former White Knoll High School athletics director Bryan Butz pleaded guilty to embezzling money that was raised to help equip sports teams at his school. The plea came nearly three years after Butz was charged with embezzling more than $135,000 in public money.
Prosecutors say Butz took checks from the school’s athletic booster club and deposited them into a private checking account from June 2006 until September 2010.
The State newspaper reports sentencing was delayed until September 30 after Assistant 11th Circuit Solicitor Robert Elam said discussions are continuing on repayment. Butz has admitted taking more than $10,000, but disagrees with prosecutors over the exact amount, Elam said.