Judge Johnson Hands Down Sentence To Brandt

Having been removed from office by the Antelope County Board of Supervisors just weeks ago, former supervisor Harlan Brandt appeared in court today for sentencing on the charge of misdemeanor theft.
Judge Mark Johnson sentenced Brandt, 63, of Oakdale, to pay a $1,000 fine, make restitution of over$2,600, pay court fees, serve two years probation and be prohibited from running for public office during his time on probation.
In addition, Brandt was ordered by Judge Johnson to publish a letter of apology to the residents of Antelope County for three consecutive weeks in The Neligh News & Leader.
Brandt entered a no contest plea in March to misdemeanor theft following an investigation conducted first by the Antelope County Sheriff’s Department and, later, by the Nebraska State Patrol and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office.
The investigation determined that Brandt put gas in his personal vehicle at the county’s expense, and also purchased items from Boomgaars also at the county’s expense, between 2011 and 2014.